Most commonly referred to as "The Super Slides" by the few kayakers who run this section of the Cispus River, Slip and Slide Falls is a long string of shallow bedrock slides pitched somewhere between 20 and 35 degrees that occur along a quarter-mile stretch of the Cispus River between Nannie and Walupt Creeks. The total drop of the slides is in the order of about 120 feet, but because the river is very twisty in this area, no two parts can be seen together. The only clear views of the falls are from within the canyon itself and this is at the mercy of serious foreshortening due to the long run and shallow pitch of the slides. I was able to wade and bushwhack upstream from Walupt Creek Falls - very gingerly, I might add - to the bottom of the largest of the slides, which drops about 30 vertical feet in about 120 feet of run. The problem with measuring the slides is the whole river in this canyon is literally one long bedrock slide of varying steepness, so it gets into objectivity rather deeply.
- Slip And Slide Falls is the Proposed name of this waterfall.
- Known Alternate Names: Super Slides
Accessing Slip and Slide Falls is dangerous and should not be attempted any earlier in the year than August, when the Cispus River is running at manageable levels. The bottom of the falls can be accessed by hiking upstream in the Cispus River (true, IN the river, not along the river) for 1/3 of a mile from the mouth of Walupt Creek (see Walupt Creek Falls). Fording the river completely at least once is necessary and can be very dangerous (its very slippery), so footwear with traction is absolutely necessary. Hiking poles are recommended as well.