UPPER GREIDER FALLS
RATING - 36.0
VR - 6.0 (Med) HR - 5.0 SR - 6/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail + Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Difficult
LOCATION - Spada Lake Area
TYPE - Cascades
HEIGHT - 100'
WIDTH - 20'
As Greider Creek exits Little Greider Lake, it begins a long series of cascades totaling about 100' in height over a 600' run. Below here, the creek continues dropping, culminating in the over 300' tall plunge of Greider Falls. The top of the cascades can be easily seen from the bridge and lower tiers are not horribly difficult to view. Just be careful you don't go too far downstream or you'll fall off a 300' tall cliff. That may hurt. If you're already at the lakes and are looking to do a little exploring, it might be worth a few minutes to scramble down and look at these cascades. The picture above shows the bottom of the cascades and Greider Falls would be off to the right and slightly downhill. Realistically, this could all be consider part of the same waterfall, but there is an obvious flat section (the pool above) between the two and there is no way to see the two sections together.
DIRECTIONS - Drive East of Everett on Highway 2. In the town of Sultan,
turn left onto Sultan Basin Road. Sign in at Olney Pass and take the right
hand road to the Greider Lakes Trailhead. The trail follows the old road
for about 2 miles until it reaches the old trailhead. Follow the trail
steeply uphill for about 2 miles to the lakes. A bridge crosses the
outlet of Little Greider Lake. The cascades begin right there.
Lower tiers can be seen by bushwhacking downstream.
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Greider Falls, Greider Lake Falls