PEEK A BOO FALLS
RATING - 36.0
VR - 4 (Med/Sm) HR - 7.0 SR - 8/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Difficult
LOCATION - Darrington Area
TYPE - Tiered
HEIGHT - 220'
WIDTH - 5'
GPS - N48 08.242 W121 28.332
ELEVATION - 3752'
Peek-A-Boo Creek flows
out of the lake of the same name and immediately dumps over a massive cliff in a secluded
waterfall. The falls are divided into two main sections. The upper section is
a weird, s-shaped horsetail around 120' tall. From there the creek runs over
boulders for about 50' and then drops over two back-to-back 40' drops. Below this
lower section are several more 5-10' drops bringing the total height to around 220'.
It doesn't appear to be possible to see both sections at the same time and the waterfall
is not horribly impressive. The cliffs around the falls are massive and some very
large trees are passed on the way into the falls so the trip has a lot going for it even
if the falls are a little disappointing.
|DIRECTIONS - Drive south of Darrington for around 8 miles and turn right onto Falls Creek Road (FR 2080). The road is just before the crossing of the Sauk River so if you go over the Sauk you've gone too far. Drive up this road taking the right at the Y onto FR 2081. At the next split, turn left and follow this road to the pullout where the road ends. Park and walk up the decommisioned road for 1.2 miles to the bridge over Peek-A-Boo Creek. From here the falls are about 1/3 of a mile upstream. It's pretty rough going. It may be easier to take the trail into Peek-A-Boo Lake and then come down from above but I haven't tried that so I don't know for sure.|
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