Hancock Creek Falls

RATING - 50.0

VR - 6.0 (Med) HR - 6.0 SR - 14/20


DIFFICULTY - Fairly Difficult

LOCATION - Snoqualmie Tree Farm

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 138'

WIDTH - 70'

DIRECTIONS - No directions provided. Dangerous access.

Every creek that drains off the west side of Mt. Si, known as the "Moon Wall", has a waterfall or two. Hancock Creek is no exception. From the lake to its convergence with the North Fork, Hancock Creek contains four major waterfalls, as well as several other minor ones. Hancock Creek Falls is the best of that group. The waterfall begins with a 45' tall, 70' wide horseshoe-shaped segmented drop. It might be possible to stand in the face of this drop from the south side of the creek with some work. Below that the creek slides 63' down a bedrock ramp before hitting a pocket and exploding outward for the final 28' tall drop. The entire waterfall measures 138' in height and it is quite impressive. On my trip the creek was running very high, making photography a little difficult. On a normal day, I suspect this is a beautiful waterfall. A hydro-electric project is in the process of being built on the creek so it will be interesting to see how much water they let run.