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Deer Creek Falls
   Snohomish County, Washington

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Deer Creek Falls is a remarkably easy to reach, yet entirely hidden waterfall situated just below where the Deer Creek Road crosses over the creek on its climb up to the Kelcema Lake trailhead. The falls spread out over a broad shelf and drop 33 feet in a wide, uniform horsetail type drop. Though it's literally a stones-throw away from the road, the thick immature tree growth lining the road prevents any sort of view of the falls, so even those who pass by knowning where the falls occur may have a hard time identifying the spot without getting out of the car.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Deer Creek Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.
  • Known Alternate Names: Lower St. Louis Falls

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

easy access

Drive east along the Mountain Loop Highway for about 19 miles past the town of Granite Falls or about 7 miles past the turn off to the trailhead for Twin Falls to Deer Creek Road #4052, just past the Deer Creek Bridge. Drive up Road 4052 for 3 miles to where Deer Creek crosses under the road. Parking is afforded just beyond the creek on the left. Walk back down the road across the creek, and descend through the woods on the east side of the creek to reach the base of the falls - it's rather steep for the last 15-20 feet, but there are plenty of trees to use as hand holds and isn't terribly difficult going in the end.

Latitude

48.11054 N

Longitude

-121.58118 W

Elevation

2625 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Silverton 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Devils Peak Falls

0.252 miles

St. Louis Falls

0.624 miles

Quarry Falls

3.147 miles

Double Eagle Falls

3.363 miles

Unnamed Waterfall

3.83 miles

Bender Creek Falls

5.274 miles

Hoodoo Falls

6.478 miles

Bornite Falls

6.766 miles

Upper Falls Creek Falls

6.898 miles

South Lake Falls

7.04 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

15.79

IWC

Unrated

RATING

28.51 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

33 feet

Tallest Drop

33 feet

Num. Drops

1

AVG. Width

20 feet

Pitch

80 degrees

Run

15 feet

Primary Form

Curtain Horsetail

 

Watershed

Stilliguamish River

Stream

Deer Creek

AVG. Volume

15.0 cfs

Source

Lake

Seasonality

12 months

Best Flows

April to July

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jul 07, 2013

Posted a full survey report about this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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