This waterfall is marked on the USGS maps as draining from a small tarn northeast of Faraway Rock. The falls drain an area of less than 1/4 of a square mile, however, and usually only flow noticeably during the absolute peak of snowmelt. I have only noticed the falls flowing fairly well once, that being when I took this picture. I imagine the falls flow into mid-July, but won't last much after that, if it even lasts that long. This picture shows most of the falls, I didn't realize I cut off the top of the falls until I got home and examine the picture.
- Faraway Falls is the name of this waterfall.
This waterfall is best seen from Highway 706, near Louise Lake, in Mt. Rainier National Park. Closer approach is possible, and I will of course investigate at a later date. That method of access, however, is likely only of interest to those few die-hard waterfall hunters out there willing to go after a minor waterfall such as this. For the rest of you, the falls are best seen just shy of 1 mile east of Sunbeam Creek, or about 6/10 of a mile west of the hairpin curve at The Bench, near the Snow Lakes Trailhead.