This pretty waterfall, dropping into the crystal clear waters of blue green Silver Creek, is the only falls visible on the opposite side of the canyon (until the trail crosses the creek) that flows year round. Only the lower 40 feet or so are shown here, but there is another 40 feet of cascades above this portion visible a few feet further down the trail. It's possible to climb down to the creek side for different perspectives of this one.
- Texas Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.
I've named the falls after an old mining claim in the vicinity, not after the state.
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. Pass Pole Falls in about .1 mile and Packebush Falls in another .1 mile. Texas Falls come into view about 1/2 mile from the trailhead, just beyond Packebush Falls.