Lower Bear Creek Falls

RATING - 18.0

VR - 4.0 (Sm/M) HR - 2.0 SR - 14/20


DIFFICULTY - Fairly Difficult

LOCATION - Spada Lake

TYPE - Plunge

HEIGHT - 40'

WIDTH - 8'

DIRECTIONS - Head to Middle Bear Creek Falls. The lower falls is located about 500' downstream, but you'll have to drop about 200' in the process. Walk back down the road to the corner where the hill below the road is not as steep and head into the woods towards the creek. You will have to scramble down some steep hills, past some enormous old stumps, but you should hear and see the falls.

This is the final waterfall on Bear Creek as it near Spada Lake. The waterfall begins with a 10' plunge before sliding another 10' in a cool little ramp that launches the creek off the cliff and into a small pool at the bottom. It's possible to get right to the base of the falls by reaching the creek downstream and then rock-hopping up to the falls. There is also a nice, although a little sketchy, view from the hillside above the creek. Were it not for a mess of logs and boulders near the base, this would be a gorgeous waterfall. It's still pretty nice and helps alleviate the pain of not seeing Bear Creek Falls a little.