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  • Writer's pictureTina McLain

Big Spring Creek Falls

Updated: Jun 18

A beautiful set of falls along FS 23 that is easy to access in Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Lower part of the falls

Waterfall Name: Big Spring Creek Falls

Waterfall Elevation (lower): 3670'

Waterfall Coordinates (lower): 46.23185, -121.62489

Waterfall Elevation (upper): 3694'

Waterfall Coordinates: (upper): 46.23208, -121.62426

Access: Drive up/Unnamed Trail

Distance: 0.14 miles (rt)

Elevation Range: 3594' to 3642'

Ascent/Descent: +34 ft / -34 ft

Trail Type: In & out

Trail: Unnamed and unmarked trail that follows along the creek up to the upper falls.

Permits/Fees: None

Location: Near FS 23 in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington, U.S.A.

Administration: Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Ranger District: Mount Adams Ranger District

Date Accessed: August 20, 2023

Upper falls

We happened across this beautiful set of tiered falls by chance. We saw a pull off along FS 23 with a stream. My mom wanted to check it out and we discovered there was a waterfall. There was an unmarked trail that climbed up alongside the falls to the top. We were shocked when we came across another waterfall above the first one. It was stunning. Brilliant green, moss covered rocks framed the falls. This was one of the most exciting places we happened across on our lake bagging day.

How to get there (from Trout Lake, WA)



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