Tatasum Falls

RATING - 24.2

VR - 1.8 (Sm) HR - 9.0 SR - 8/20


DIFFICULTY - Easy/Medium

LOCATION - Swift Creek Trail

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 662'

WIDTH - 40'

DIRECTIONS - Drive to Artists Point at the end of the Mt. Baker Highway. Follow the trail up towards Huntoon Point. The falls can be seen to the southwest. Alternately, the creek is crossed just downstream from the falls about 4.5 mile along the Swift Creek Trail.

Tatasum is a Nooksack word meaning "above us". From the Swift Creek Trail, this tall waterfall is certainly above you. From the trail, 480' worth of waterfall can be seen. I measured the top of the cliff at 662'. The view from Artists Point is further away, but the upper section of the falls can also be seen. This waterfall isn't worth the hike by itself, but if for some reason you're hiking the Swift Creek Trail, you'll pass right by it anyway.