PARK GLACIER FALLS
RATING - 48.0
VR - 4 (Med/Sm) HR - 10.0 SR - 8/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Roadside
DIFFICULTY - Very Easy
LOCATION - Baker Lake Road
TYPE - Segmented
HEIGHT - 1000'
WIDTH - 5000'
ELEVATION - 5000'
This waterfall, or more appropriately waterfalls, occurs where several braids of water drop hundreds of feet from the Park Glacier down a huge cliff, aptly named the Park Cliffs. Depending on the amount of melting the glacier is doing, the number of streams can change from day to day or probably even hour to hour. The tallest single drop, pictured on the left, is somewhere around 600' tall in one tall, skinny plunge. The falls tend to get a little shorter as you work your way right (northwest). As impressive as these waterfalls are, they are essentially an afterthought to the amazing view of Baker from the end of the road (see additional pictures below). My pictures were taken in the afternoon with the sun almost directly overhead. If you get here in the morning, you should be able to see the falls much better. If you're in the area to visit Baker Hot Springs or Rainbow Falls, it's worth the extra few minutes to drive to the end of the road for this amazing view.
It's possible to get a closer view of these waterfalls as well. Follow the directions to Upper Park Creek Falls.
DIRECTIONS - Follow the
directions to Upper Morowitz Falls.
Continue along the road for another couple miles until it ends with an
amazing view of Mt. Baker. This series of waterfalls can be seen
tumbling down the Park Cliffs about 3 miles away.
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Lower Morowitz Falls, Rainbow Falls, Snawes Falls, Upper Morowitz Falls, Upper Park Creek Falls
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