This gorgeous 78 foot waterfall is the highlight of the Butte Creek Falls trail system, and the view from the viewpoint makes it all that much more impressive. The falls are viewed from atop a rocky promontory, jutting 150 feet above Butte Creek, which makes a wide 180 degree turn around the obstacle. The trail actually continues down the ledge, clinging precariously to the edge of the cliffs at points (not something I wanted to try in the rain), eventually reaching the base of the falls, and Lower Butte Creek Falls, which are located immediately below the large plunge pool of Butte Creek Falls (the lower falls are, however, very difficult to clearly see). Flowering trees can be seen adorning the basin in the spring months, some of which stand at perfect locations to frame the waterfall.
- Butte Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
From the town of Scotts Mills, follow Crooked Finger Road for 11 1/2 miles (2 miles past the end of the pavement) and turn left onto Road 400, signed for Butte Creek Falls and drive another 2 miles to the trailhead. Follow the trail, staying to the left at all junctions, for about 1/3 of a mile to the viewpoint overlooking the falls.