UPPER ANDERSON CREEK FALLS
RATING - 25.6
VR - 3.6 (Med/Sm) HR - 6.0 SR - 6/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Extremely Difficult
LOCATION - Baker Lake Area
TYPE - Fan
HEIGHT - 130'
WIDTH - 75'
GPS - N48 39.75 W121 36.35
ELEVATION - 3800'
Upper Anderson Creek Falls is the largest of the three waterfalls on Anderson Creek, dropping somewhere around 130' in a tall fan of water. I had previously listed the height as 300' but the laser measurement came in at much, much shorter than that. I think this is due to the view from high above the falls, as well as the weird angle the "viewing area" was at. The waterfall certainly looks taller than 130'. Thus far the only view I have attained of the falls was a partially blocked view from atop a 200' cliff that was a little sketchy even for me. It may be possible to reach the falls from the bottom where a full view is likely to exist, but I can't confirm that at this point. As good as this waterfall is, I would recommend staying away. The view is not good enough for the hairy situation you will find yourself in. I do, however, recommend hiking the trail which is one of the most popular in the area for good reason.
DIRECTIONS - Turn off Baker Lake Road onto FR 1106 which goes over the top
of the dam. Follow the road to its end and embark on the Anderson/Watson
Lakes Trail. Stay right at both forks and you will find yourself at
Lower Anderson Lake in about 2 miles. Cross the outlet and follow it
downstream for about 1/2 a mile. The route travels through beautiful
meadows at first and then climbs steeply downhill through the woods towards
the end. You should eventually find a partial view of the falls from
atop a large cliff. Don't die!
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Anderson Creek Falls, Middle Anderson Creek Falls
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