Lower Deadhorse Falls

RATING - 30.0

VR - 6.0 (Med) HR - 3.0 SR - 12/20



LOCATION - Deadhorse Creek Road

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 50'

WIDTH - 10'

GPS - N48 54.075 W121 50.188


DIRECTIONS - From Mt. Baker Highway, turn south onto Glacier Creek Road and make an immediate left onto Deadhorse Creek Road (signed for the Skyline Divide Trail). In about four miles you will drive over Deadhorse Creek. Continue driving along the road. It will switchback to the right and then shortly switchback again to the left. Park at the second switchback. You should hear the falls from here. There is a flat bench (looks like a very old roadbed) that heads towards the creek. The falls are only about 500' from the road.

While nowhere near as impressive as its upstream brother, this is a nice little waterfall located in a cool area. Deadhorse Creek drops over a 3 tiered waterfall totaling about 50' in height. The falls are surrounded by some nice mossy rocks that are fun to climb around on. There are several more small drops upstream a little way but I didn't include them in the height. Getting to the falls involves some brush bashing but virtually no elevation gain and it's a very short trip. If you can't make it into the upper falls, this is a good consolation prize that is easier to reach.