Almost immediately upon exiting small Lake Laura, Rocky Run Creek plunges over a gorgeous 77-foot waterfall into a large boulder field. Though not nearly as tall as either of its sibling waterfalls, both upstream and down, Laura Falls is an almost perfect freefall, veiling out over a wide shelf in the headwall cliff-band below Laura Lake. The falls are quite stunning, and make for an outstanding photography subject when the proper lighting exists. Rocky Run Creek at this point is almost entirely dependent on snow melt for sustenance and though the small basin above Lake Lillian retains a significant amount of snow into July, the falls become less impressive as the summer progresses and while it usually does flow all year by September is usually just a trickle.
- Laura Falls is the Adopted name of this waterfall.
From the Snoqualmie Pass summit, head east on I-90 to the Gold Creek exit and follow FSR #4832 signed for Gold Creek. The road passes the turnoff for Gold Creek after a mile, crosses Rocky Run Creek and then begins climbing as a gravel road. After 3.9 miles, bear left onto road #4832-136 (not usually marked). Road 136 is usually overgrown and as of July 2011 there was some nasty rutting right at the beginning that low clearance vehicles may not be able to get over (don't drive a car up it unless you don't mind seriously scratching the paint). Follow road 136 for just under 2 miles, bearing right at a fork at the halfway mark, to a large parking area at a tight switchback in the road. Find the trail at the back of the parking area and follow it up the valley through a clearcut and then into the forest, encountering Rocky Run Falls after about half of a mile. The trail then climbs very steeply to the top of Rocky Run Falls and briefly levels off again. Shortly before the trail begins climbing up the second headwall, drop down to the basin below the cliffs (stay in the forest to avoid devils club and a boulder field) and traverse northeast for a few hundred feet to the falls.