Moore Gulch is one of the largest streams that needs to be forded along the Silver Creek / Mineral City trail, and right above a large waterfall no less. The creek comes sliding down a few small waterfalls (kind of like a mini version of Grant Purcell Falls), none of which are more than about 5 feet tall, then plunges into Silver Creek after bisecting the trail. During the Spring, a wall of springs further up the trail feeds a small creek that actually occupies the trail for a short section, and then drains into Moore Gulch immediately at the top of Mayflower Falls, forming an interesting segmented look. Unfortunately, unless you are skilled enough with a kayak to navigate Silver Creek, the only view of the falls is over the top.
- Mayflower Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.
This waterfall is currently inaccessible due to flood damaged roads. Turn off of US 2 at the Index - Galena Road and drive roughly 8 miles to Howard Creek. Just beyond the bridge, turn left on a poorly marked road crossing the North Fork Skykomish River on a concrete bridge. Very shortly after the bridge, turn right on a cruddy road and drive as far as you can. 4wd vehicles can likely make the end of the road, but your Honda Accord probably won't be able to get over the 2 large berms. If you park before the end of the road, it's about 1 1/2 miles from the bridge over the river to the trailhead. Once you reach the trailhead, immediately cross a .25 mile slide area which destroyed the road completely. Hike in for about 1/2 mile to the creek, marked by a small trailside fall of about 3 feet (just beyond Texas and White Lace Falls).