SWAMP CREEK FALLS
RATING - 20.0
VR - 4.0 (Med/Sm) HR - 1.0 SR - 12/20
TYPE - Tiered
HEIGHT - 40'
WIDTH - 5'
TYPE OF APPROACH - Roadside
DIFFICULTY - Very Easy
LOCATION - Twin Lakes Road
GPS - N48 56.862 W121 38.564
ELEVATION - 4806'
Based on the
Topo maps, there's a good chance the creek that
drains Twin Falls is essentially one, very tall, multi-tiered waterfall. The lowest
drop of the falls is all that can be easily seen. Google Earth imagery shows at
least one fairly big looking plunge further upstream and the creek drops around 800' in
1/4 of a mile so there is definitely more to this falls than this drop. I'll try to
investigate further in the future to find out for sure. For now, just consider this
a little bonus to the amazing views of Goat Mountain to the east and the lovely Twin Lakes
at the end of the road.
DIRECTIONS - Head east on Mt. Baker Highway and turn left onto Twin Lakes
Road. Follow the rough road for around 8 miles where you can see the falls
from the road if you can take your eyes off the amazing alpine scenery all
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Gold Run Falls