Lower Buckeye Falls

RATING - 46.0

VR - 6.0 (Med) HR - 5.0 SR - 16/20


DIFFICULTY - Extremely Difficult

LOCATION - Darrington Area

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 91'

WIDTH - 30'

GPS - 48.225149, -121.640669


DIRECTIONS - No directions provided. Extremely dangerous access.

From the moment it leaves Buckeye Basin at about 2200' elevation until it finally flattens out around 900' elevation, Buckeye Creek is essentially one, never-ending series of waterfalls. It becomes pretty difficult to separate it all, but I split the creek up into three major waterfalls and didn't bother naming everything else. I'll leave that job to the next person stupid enough to attempt the trip, because it's insanely tough.

Lower Buckeye Falls is a gorgeous, two-tiered waterfall located near the bottom of the canyon. The falls have a stunning 76' tall drop into a beautiful pool of water. As the creek exits the pool it drops over a 15' tall, 25' wide lower tier and into another pool. It's a beautiful location, despite all the fallen trees around the creek.

Lower tier