The stream flowing out of the Paradise Lakes in the headwaters of the North Fork Snoqualmie River produces at least two noteworthy waterfalls. Paradise Lakes Falls is the larger of the two, dropping about 200 feet (maybe more) down a granite sluice before merging with the North Fork itself. Though the basin harboring the Paradise Lakes is relatively small, the stream does move a fair amount of water during the melt season. I'm not sure whether the falls run dry late in the year like nearby Kanim Falls, but its a possibility. I'll have to get back some time soon and try to approach the base of the falls in order to provide more information.
- Paradise Lakes Falls is the name of this waterfall.
The falls are located about 1/4 mile upstream from the confluence of the North Form Snoqualmie River and the Paradise Lakes outlet in the headwaters of the North Fork Snoqualmie River in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The falls are accessed by following a rough fishermans path from the end of North Fork Road # 5730. The path crosses through a slide area covered in ferns where the falls can be partially seen, but to get closer, fording the North Fork and climbing upstream to the falls is necessary (the route is apparently established but not obvious).