Newhalem Creek Falls

RATING - 62.0

VR - 8.0 (Big) HR - 6.0 SR - 14/20



LOCATION - Newhalem Area

TYPE - Cascades

HEIGHT - 165'

WIDTH - 35'

DIRECTIONS - Take HWY 20 east to the town of Newhalem. Turn right towards the ranger station just before town. Turn left onto a dirt road before the ranger station and follow it for around a mile to where the falls are located. They can be seen through the trees looking down into the canyon. Just before the bridge over the creek, there was a landslide that closed the road in 2007. For those interested, the loose rockslide can be used to reach the bottom of the falls. Climbing back up is a little tricky though.

Newhalem Creek is a large volume creek that runs into the Skagit River just southwest of the town of Newhalem. The falls on the creek are very unique. Dropping a total of 165', the drop at about a 40 degree angle along a face of solid bedrock, spreading out into a huge fan shape on the way down. While reaching the bottom of the falls is fairly difficult, it is a great reward and a stunning waterfall.

Last I knew, the area around the falls was closed because of forest fire damage. I'm not sure when, or if, it will open back up so for now this one is inaccessible.

View from the road