Huckleberry Falls is a seldom noticed, though extremely worthy waterfall which would serve as a prime attraction if access wasn't so difficult. Possibly the largest waterfall in the lower Suiattle River drainage, this waterfall consists of four drops, three successive plunges of 50 feet each, followed by a wispy 250 foot horsetail. My first encounter with the falls led me to believe it was just a run-off stream, subsequent visits proved it is actually more significant than some other nearby waterfalls. The stream does run close to dry in the late summer, but during the wet season, this is a great waterfall. Appreciating it, however, is the catch. Floods in 2000 washed out the creek such that the falls were almost entirely visible from the road, but new growth - largely Alder suckers - have almost completely obstructed the falls from roadside viewing. Adding to that, the three upper tiers are impossible to see from the base of the falls, and the lower 250 foot tier is almost completely obstructed where the upper tiers can be seen. But perhaps the worst aspect of this waterfall is that since there are no longer any good roadside views, a short, but extremely slow-going trek is required to view the falls. It's well worth it for serious waterfall baggers, but unless you have a penchant for physical punishment, I really recommend you stay away from this one unless the Forest Service develops access.
- Huckleberry Falls is the name of this waterfall.
Located off the Suiattle River Road, between Rockport and Darrington. Drive north from Darrington for 6 Â½ miles, or south from Rockport for 12 miles, to Suiattle River Road #26. Follow Road 26 for four miles, to the second of two successive concrete low-water crossing culverts and park where you can (room for no more than two cars). The falls occur about Â¼ mile upstream from this point. The upper tiers should be at least partially visible from the road, but the main drop is largely obscured. The easiest method of access is to dive into the woods well to the east (right) of the creek, and battle the deadfall and thick ground cover, rather than try to smash through the alder and sticker bushes near the creek. You're on your own from there. Bring a machete and make sure you have a first aid kit, you'll likely need it.