The second of the three major waterfalls along the Hamma Hamma River is definitely more of a consolation prize to impressive Hamma Hamma Falls, 3 miles upstream. The falls occur where the river drops into a small gorge over a large pile of boulders, likely fallen from the large cliff adjacent to the road. Because the falls are essentially a giant boulder garden, it is very difficult to see the entire falls from any one location, even from immediately in front of the falls. Pictured here is the half of the bottom part of the falls. There is another bit just above, which was blocked by the boulders. Though the falls can be seen from the road through the trees, chances are they will be almost entirely obscured when the trees are in leaf. Riverside views of the falls require scrambling down a steep, chossy slope for about 100 feet, then climbing around on the rocks in front of the falls. I highly recommend using a rope to descend to and from the river.
- Lower Hamma Hamma Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.
The falls are located in the eastern section of Olympic National Forest. Take US 101 north from Hoodsport, or south from Brinnon, to the signed Hamma Hamma Road. Turn west and drive along the Hamma Hamma Road for 6.4 miles to a "T" junction, shortly after crossing Cabin Creek (not signed). Turn right, following Signs for Lena Creek, and continue an additional 5.1 miles a turnout on the left side of the road, located across from a big, wide and very impressive cliff, rising from the other side of the road. The falls can be seen below the road. Should you decide to descend to the falls, I highly recommend using the trees near the turnout to anchor a rope to, and descending all the way to the river before getting close to the falls.