RATING - 50.0
VR - 4.0 (Med/Sm) HR - 11.0 SR - 6/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail
DIFFICULTY - Very Easy
LOCATION - Foss River Trail
TYPE - Tiered
HEIGHT - 1000'
WIDTH - 20'
GPS - N47 37' 51.74" W121 19' 0.27"
ELEVATION - 2000'
|Shoestring Falls is a very tall waterfall plunging towards the West Fork of the Foss River falling around 1000' over a series of drops. Most of the lower portions of the falls cannot be seen from the trail, but luckily the largest single drop can be seen easily. Were this waterfall anywhere else, it would be a prime attraction. Unfortunately for Shoestring Falls, and fortunately for us, there are much bigger fish to fry further up the trail. Some guide books name Sunray Falls located just south of Shoestring and also visible from the trail. I found the volume of water to be too low to warrant an entry on the site, but there's no reason for you not to take a look at it as well. The best view of Sunray Falls is from right around the bridge.|
|DIRECTIONS - Drive east on Highway 2 past Skykomish and turn right onto Foss River Road (FR 68). Follow this road for 4.7 miles and turn left onto FR 6835 and follow it to the trailhead at the end. Begin hiking the trail. You will see the falls almost immediately with the views getting better as you go. A short distance before the bridge over the river will be your best view where most of the falls can be seen.|