Silver Falls

RATING - 37.6

VR - 3.6 (Sm/Med) HR - 6.0 SR - 16/20


DIFFICULTY - Fairly Difficult

LOCATION - Lake Samish Area

TYPE - Fan

HEIGHT - 128'

WIDTH - 80'

DIRECTIONS - Head north on I-5 towards Bellingham and take Exit 246. Turn right and almost immediately turn right again into a big pullout with a gated road. Park and walk for a few hundred feet down the dirt road. Just before Silver Creek, head left into the woods on another dirt road. When it ends in 1/4 of a mile, continuing upstream, following the path for most of the route. Then falls are about 3/4 of a mile from the dirt road.

Silver Falls is a surprisingly nice waterfall found along little Silver Creek near Lake Samish. The falls drop a total of 128' down a wall of conglomerate rock (basically natural concrete), spreading out to 80' wide at the bottom. The falls are a little tricky to photograph thanks to the size, the closeness of the viewing area, and the tremendous amount of brush around the creek.

The journey to the falls used to be quite enjoyable, crossing the creek, scrambling over logs, and even getting around a small dam. As of Winter 2017, however, the path has been largely obscured by stickers, making the trek quite arduous. Luckily the waterfall at the end is really nice and worth the trouble.