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Babyshoe Falls
   Skamania County, Washington

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Babyshoe Falls isn't exactly grandiose, or even a second rate attraction for that matter, but it is quite indicative of the quality of waterfalls found in the area around Mount Adams. This small waterfall drains a small marsh on the south side of Babyshoe Pass, only about four tenths of a square mile of land, but the small stream has cut a rather notable gorge where the falls plunge down to the Lewis River. During the late summer months the falls are typically dry, but quickly come back to life after prolonged rain or snow melt. Since the falls are visible from the road, you'll be able to get a pretty good idea of whether it stands up to your personal test of quality. Chances are it probably won't be of interest to anyone other than waterfall hunters.

Nearby where the Lewis River is crossed by Forest Service Road 23 is a small waterfall which had been previously referred to as Wooden Arch Falls for the arched bridge which stands above it. We surveyed this waterfall in 2011 and found it to be well under our height requirement and have removed it from the database accordingly. While the volume is greater than Babyshoe Falls, Wooden Arch is a very minor waterfall and not likely interesting to any other than diehard waterfall hunters.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Babyshoe Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Babyshoe Falls can be seen along FR 23, just under 2 miles north of the intersection of roads 23 and 90 in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This works out to be about 35 miles south of Randle or 22 miles north of Trout Lake.

Latitude

46.25731 N

Longitude

-121.61433 W

Elevation

4046 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Green Mountain 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Unnamed Waterfall

2.735 miles

Unnamed Waterfall

2.763 miles

Big Spring Creek Falls

2.925 miles

Riley Creek Falls

2.954 miles

Middle Riley Creek Falls

3.06 miles

Upper Riley Creek Falls

3.188 miles

Steamboat Falls

3.992 miles

Unnamed Waterfall

4.196 miles

Twin Falls

6.217 miles

Unnamed Waterfall

6.716 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

16.26

IWC

Unrated

RATING

17.84 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

200 feet

Tallest Drop

130 feet

Num. Drops

2

AVG. Width

10 feet

Pitch

77 degrees

Run

50 feet

Primary Form

Tiered Horsetails

 

Watershed

Lewis River

Stream

Unnamed

AVG. Volume

5.0 cfs

Source

Runoff

Seasonality

7 months

Best Flows

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Sep 22, 2011

Edited basic information about this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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