Lower Wallace Creek Falls

RATING - 28.0

VR - 8.0 (Big) HR - 2.0 SR - 12/20



LOCATION - Middle Fork Nooksack

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 20'

WIDTH - 10'

GPS - N48 44.846 W121 56.706


DIRECTIONS - Head east on the Mt. Baker Highway and turn south onto Mosquito Lake Road. In a couple miles, turn left onto Middle Fork Road. Around 11 miles down the road you will cross over Wallace Creek (3rd concrete bridge on the road). The falls can be seen from the bridge, but a difficult bushwhack down to the creek bed will be required to get a good view.

Wallace Creek is a large creek in the Middle Fork Nooksack Valley. The creek appears to harbor at least five waterfalls. The lower falls is the smallest of the group, but the only one that can be accessed with any degree of ease.

Wallace Creek drops a total of about 20' in two back-to-back plunges as it tears through some massive, mossy boulders. From the bridge over the creek, you can see the bottom tier of the falls and part of the upper tier. With a ton of effort I was able to get closer to the falls for some nice pictures.