Stillaguamish Falls

RATING - 56.0

VR - 10.0 (Huge) HR - 5.0 SR - 6/20


DIFFICULTY - Very Difficult

LOCATION - North Fork Stilly

TYPE - Cascades

HEIGHT - 112'

WIDTH - 20'

DIRECTIONS - No directions provided. Dangerous access.

Stillaguamish Falls appears to be the largest waterfall on the Stilly. The falls occur where the North Fork intersects a massive pillar of bedrock and makes a horseshoe turn around the column. The resulting waterfall is a powerful series of drops in the midst of a deep canyon. The falls drop a total of 112' over a run of about 500' in a total of seven tiers. The first tier is an 8' tall punchbowl. This is followed by a 15' cascade and a 12' tall plunge. The fourth drop (left) is the largest individual drop, splitting in two around a big rock and dropping 42' into a deep pool. The last two drops are a 14' tall block and then a powerful 19' plunge. Most of these drops end up in deep pools of water that highlight the beautiful green color of the Stilly. It's pretty difficult to get a good idea of the height from in the canyon, but each of the individual drops are impressive in their own rights.

Getting to the bottom of the canyon is a steep and treacherous endeavor and not one that should be taken except by those who are very comfortable climbing around steep, unstable slopes.

Above Left - Sideview of the powerful final plunge

Above Right - Final drop from the front

Left - 14' tall block near the bottom

Below Left - One of two small tributary waterfalls that join the river at the falls

Below Right - Looking downstream from the bottom of the falls