Lower Boulder Creek Falls is a scenic, though rather lack-luster waterfall along the South Fork of Boulder Creek near Olympic Hot Springs in Olympic National Park. The falls drop a total of about 35 feet, maybe more (its been a good 10 years since I've visited), with drops of about 20, 5 and 10 feet. The pool below the initial plunge should serve as a decent swimming hole - though those wanting to take a dip may find more amenable conditions at the Hot Springs back down the trail.
- Lower Boulder Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Drive from Port Angeles to the signed to the Elwha Valley entrance to Olympic National Park, and proceed to the end of the road in about 11 miles. Park at the Olympic Hot Springs trailhead and follow the trail, which was the old road, for 2 miles to Boulder Creek Campground. Continue another .75 miles up the Appleton Pass trail to a fork. Take the left fork, crossing Boulder Creek Shortly, then in another .2 mile, take the signed fork to "Lower Boulder Falls", a total of about 3.1 miles from the trailhead.