Meade Glacier Falls is the first waterfall along the unnamed stream, which I refer to as the Meade Fork of Conrad Creek, as it flows off of Gilbert Peak. The falls cascade through a formation of what looks like a mixture of volcanic strata and glacial till, carving a twisty canyon that the stream cascades for about 75 feet within. The entire waterfall can't be seen from any one location due to the twisting nature of the canyon, but most perspectives yield a good idea of how geologically interesting the area is.
- Meade Glacier Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.
Meade Glacier Falls are located in the Gilbert Basin area on the east side of Gilbert Peak in the Goat Rocks Wilderness. Accessing the falls requires an overnight outing (2 nights is suggested). Easiest access to the falls is via the South Fork Tieton Trail via Surprise Lake, then following the rough waytrail climbing to Gilbert Basin (roughly 9 miles from the trailhead). The falls are about 1/3 mile upstream from where the waytrail crosses the Meade Fork (the step in the valley is obvious) on the right side of the valley. I do not recommend visiting the area unless you are comfortable with backpacking off-trail.