This small, but quite photogenic waterfall along Park Creek was an unexpected bonus while exploring the larger waterfalls of the Squaw Creek drainage. Occurring about 500 feet upstream of Park Creek Falls, this one is a modest 25 foot horsetail into a small pool, with some pretty, though comparatively insignificant cascades just downstream. The canyon here is supremely scenic - immediately invoking comparisons to parts of the Yellowstone National Park backcountry.
- Middle Park Creek Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.
The waterfalls of Whychus Creek are located just inside the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, located south of the town of Sisters. From Highway 242 in downtown Sisters, turn south on Forest Service Road 16, signed for Three Creek Lake (do not follow FR 15, signed for Whychus Creek, west of town). After 7 miles, turn right onto FR 1514, and proceed just under 5 miles to FR 1514-600, immediately before crossing Whychus Creek on a large concrete bridge, and turn left. Road 1514-600 is very rough, but passable for passenger cars with decent clearance. Follow this rough road for another 2 miles to a T-junction and bear left, reaching the trailhead in another Â½ mile. Because the falls are located in a dangerous area, I'm not posting specific directions. You'll need good navigational skills, a map and a compass or GPS to find the falls. The easiest access is from the south side of the creek, between Whychus and Park Creeks - this will require at least one ford of Whychus Creek. Accessing the canyon from above Park Creek Falls is recommended.