The multitude of small streamlets that glitter down the southeastern face of Mount Shuksan, fed by a smattering of small glaciers, produce a modest to significant volume of water as they conglomorate. As soon as the streams merge a final plunge of 200 feet into an impressive canyon at the foot of the mountain occurs. The narrow shape of the canyon prevents easy views of the falls, however it is possible that getting closer than I did may reveal better vantages but will depend on lower streamflows. As it was, I was only able to view the bottom half of the falls, seen in tandem with the base of a seasonal fall flowing off Jagged Ridge. I expect this to be a more impressive sight in the early summer, but at the end of August, it was somewhat anticlimactic.
- Rockflow Canyon Falls is the Proposed name of this waterfall.
Start at the Baker River trailhead at the end of the Baker Lake Road. Hike to the trails end at Sulphide Creek, and then follow the creek upstream for 1 mile to the point where Sulphide Creek splits off to the left. Follow the dry streambed to the right for another 2/3 of a mile for various views of the falls flowing off Jagged Ridge. This involves about 1 Â½ miles of off trail travel. Crossing Sulphide Creek at least once will be necessary, and it may not be possible to do this without getting wet. If this is the case, use extra caution, because Sulphide Creek is more like a river than anything else.