RATING - 51.8
VR - 5.4 (Med) HR - 7.0 SR - 14/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Very Difficult
LOCATION - Snoqualmie Tree Farm
TYPE - Tiered
HEIGHT - 303'
WIDTH - 15'
Rachor Creek is one waterfall after the other as it drops hundreds of feet down the Moon Wall. It's hard to definitely split up the creek into separate names so I've done my best. What I count as "Rachor Falls" is the 237' tall main drop (left), the 20' drop above this, and the 46' plunge just above that. The main drop is an amazing waterfall in its own right, dropping 237' in a sheer plunge. I'm one of the few people to have photographed this falls from the front, but I figure that may change in the near future. I'm very excited to see this drop at high water level as I imagine it's even more impressive than it already is. It's a shame that this falls can't be opened up for more people to enjoy.
|DIRECTIONS - Follow
the directions to Old Spur Falls. Rachor Falls is
just downstream from here but viewing it will require a lot of work. First you have
to find away across Rachor Creek. If the water level isn't too high this can be
easily accomplished by heading downhill a short distance and crossing below the 10' slide
that constitutes the bottom tier of Old Spur Falls and above the 46' plunge that begins
Rachor Falls. I wouldn't recommend this crossing in high water though. Once
across, just start heading downstream. Eventually you'll see the main drop. If
you look hard enough, you might find a rope I left tied to a tree that leads down to a
nice clear view of the falls. Beginning on 1/1/2012, all visitors to
the Snoqualmie Tree Farm will need a $75 annual permit, making access to
this waterfall much more expensive.
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Junction Falls, Lower SMC Falls, Old Spur Falls, SMC Falls, Tailrace Falls
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