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Falls Creek Falls

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth
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Length

2.6 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 750 ft.
Highest Point: 2920 ft.

Rating

3.38 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
8/10/21 Trail Closed: This trail is closed due to the Cub Creek Fire
 
 

Explore an easy, gently graded trail to Falls Creek Falls just outside of Winthrop. The first waterfall is just a quarter-mile from the trailhead and is accessible via a paved trail.

If your thirst for falling water isn't quenched by just one, follow a gentle switchback from the lower viewpoint to the top of the first falls. Here you can enjoy views of an upper falls in addition to the water rushing over the rocks that creates the lower falls.

The trail continues up, becoming steeper and narrower, climbing for about a mile before leveling off to a flatter grade. As you hike along, listen for the river babbling far below and enjoy views of two more waterfalls. Those hikers with little ones may want to refrain from this section; here the trail can be a little intimidating for kids.

If you're confident about your footing, continue for another half mile before ending at a road where a bridge spans Upper Falls Creek. Turn around here and enjoy the four waterfalls on your way back down.

 

Falls Creek Falls

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.6346, -120.1559 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

Falls Creek (#518A)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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Getting There

From Winthrop, head northwest on Riverside Avenue and continue onto Bluff Street. Continue onto E Chewuch Road for 2.1 miles, and stay straight as it turns into Eastside Chewuch Road. After 4.0 miles on Eastside Chewuch Road, turn right onto FR-51 and the Falls Creek Campground will be on the right.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
8/10/21 Trail Closed: This trail is closed due to the Cub Creek Fire
 

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