Falls Creek Falls

RATING - 39.0

VR - 5.4 (Med) HR - 5.0 SR - 12/20



LOCATION - Methow River Area

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 83'

WIDTH - 15'

DIRECTIONS - From Winthrop, drive north on Chewuck River Road for about 9 miles to the signed crossing of Falls Creek. The trail is on the left and leads to the base in about 500'.

Falls Creek Falls is a nice, very easy to access waterfall located just north of the old western town of Winthrop. The falls consist of two tiers: an 18' tall upper tier, and the 57' tall main drop, along with about 20' worth of cascades in between. The lower tier of the falls is accessed via a paved, almost completely flat path, making this a spot that almost anyone can visit. The upper tier requires further climbing up a relatively steep trail. This is a great little spot to visit if you're in Winthrop and want to cool down a bit.

There are more drops above the "upper tier" (see below left). I haven't investigated well enough to determine if this is a legitimate upper falls or just more tiers of Falls Creek Falls itself. These drops can be seen from the road that runs above the creek on the south.