Previous to visiting Jack Falls, I had wondered why I had never seen any photographs of the falls, considering how tall it is and how close to Highway 138 it's located. Upon reaching the falls, it became obviously clear. Jack Creek is first off a very small creek, which possibly runs dry in the summer, and secondly, there is extremely thick foliage within the small canyon of Jack Falls, so any and all possibilities of roadside glimpses are vanquished. The falls themselves consist of 3 to 4 tiers, ranging from 100 to 15 feet in height. The lowermost tier is the easiest to see, located just upstream from the road. Pictured here is the view from the base of the middle tier, looking up towards the uppermost drop, the tallest, at around 100 feet. I couldn't tell for sure whether there was another drop between the two pictured here. There may also be a way to reach the base of the uppermost tier, but it would involve a difficult scramble up the steep slopes adjacent to the creek, though I'd only recommend this one to hardcore waterfall hunters anyway. The falls likely would deserve a higher rating in periods of greater discharge.
- Jack Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Drive east along Highway 138 for about 27 miles from Glide to Jack Creek, just east of mile marker 42. The creek isn't marked, but look for a short section of guard rail on the north side of the road (there is an unnamed creek about a mile west of Jack Creek which may be mistaken for Jack Creek, complete with a small waterfall, be wary of this). There is a pullout on the river side of the highway a short distance before the creek, as well as room for about 1 car on either side of the creek. After parking, head down to the creek (on the right side of the creek) and follow a rude path upstream towards the falls. The lowest tier comes into view quickly, after which the path steepens and peters out near the base of the second tier. Crossing the stream may be necessary, and proceeding above the second tier may require a rope. Not recommended for those with physical limitations.