Though the waterfalls pouring off of Jagged Ridge are rather impressive, it's more of a consolation prize for hiking up the Baker River trail. My objective, when I hiked this trail, was to reach Sulphide Creek Falls, the 11th tallest waterfall in the world, at 2,182 feet. However, the creek was running too high, and the brush got too thick to bushwhack further, so it was aborted. This waterfall is in the same vicinity as Sulphide Creek Falls, but can be seen without much effort, though, as mentioned before, the real payoff of the hike is the views of the massive Jagged Ridge rising thousands of feet above Sulphide Creek (and on a clear day, a small portion of the summit of Mt. Shuksan can be seen).
- Jagged Ridge Falls is the name of this waterfall.
Drive east along US 20 for about 23 miles from I-5 at Burlington to Baker Lake Road # 11 in Birdsview. Follow the Baker Lake road to it's end in about 25 miles (be sure to stop at Boulder Creek for breathtaking views of Mt. Baker). From the road's end, follow the flat, well graded and very scenic Baker River Trail for 2 1/2 miles, passing the Baker Lake trail's suspension bridge at 1/2 mile, crossing pretty Lake Creek at the halfway mark and entering North Cascades National Park at around 2 miles. The trail ends at Sulphide Camp, a backcountry campground. Follow any of several paths out onto the massive flood plain of large Sulphide Creek and look up the valley to Jagged Ridge and several thin horse-hair waterfalls streaming down the black mountainside.