"Gorge Creek Falls" North Cascades National Park Things to Do Tip by GuthrieColin
North Cascades National Park Things to Do: 40 reviews and 64 photos
Gorge Creek falls is very easily viewed. From the parking area for Gorge Creek viewpoint one must simply find their way across the crosswalk and down the sidewalk to the bridge.
The Canyon beneath the bridge is very deep and only a grate separates you from the long fall below. It’s one of those strange feelings to walk this bridge while looking down.
The short trail that leads to the viewpoint of Gorge Lake Dam also allows you a view of a much smaller waterfall that descends into Gorge Creek.
The falls themselves are no less than 242 feet (73 m) from top to bottom and generate quite a large amount of noise. The upper tier is difficult to see from the road since it is blocked by trees and then by a rock face. The falls are certainly worth a stop though.
Directions: From Newhalem, drive about 3 miles east along US 20 and find the signs for the Gorge Creek Viewpoint. The turnout is just before the bridge.
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