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Roush Creek Falls
   Skagit County, Washington

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Roush Creek Falls very likely will find itself perched near the top of the list of the tallest waterfalls in the state. While it looks like it may be extremely difficult to gauge the true height of this waterfall, mainly because there are so many small streams flowing off the Eldorado Glacier, which feed into the falls before it reaches the valley floor, I'm estimating the falls to be anywhere between 1600 and 2400 feet tall. Considering that Roush Creek is one of the largest drainages of the North Fork Cascade River, the tremendous height makes this waterfall quite substantial. The upper 2/3 of the falls can be seen from the end of the Cascade River Road, below The Triad, but reaching close up views will require a mile-long brush bash at minimum. From the vantage shown above, the falls appear quite significant, but they really fail to impress at a distance, so should close up views prove more revealing, the rating should probably skyrocket.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Roush Creek Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

discouraged access

The falls are best seen at the end of the Cascade River Road within North Cascades National Park. Roush Creek feeds into the North Fork Cascade River about 1 3/4 miles northeast of the park boundary. If a log can be found to cross the river on, the base of the falls should be less than a mile upstream. Expect to encounter demonic amounts of thick brush.

Latitude

48.50389 N

Longitude

-121.13722 W

Elevation

3389 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Eldorado Peak 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Hidden Lake Falls

2.154 miles

Torment Falls

2.403 miles

Unnamed Waterfall

3.625 miles

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3.702 miles

Unnamed Waterfall

3.806 miles

Gilbert Falls

3.852 miles

Sibley Meadows Falls

4.004 miles

Unnamed Waterfall

4.144 miles

Inspiration Glacier Falls

4.308 miles

Johannesburg Falls

4.521 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

47.79

IWC

3.06  (Class 4)

RATING

51.46 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

2000 feet

Tallest Drop

 

Num. Drops

AVG. Width

25 feet

Pitch

59 degrees

Run

1800 feet

Primary Form

Segmented Steep Cascade

 

Watershed

Cascade River

Stream

Roush Creek

AVG. Volume

50.0 cfs

Source

Glacier

Seasonality

Best Flows

Summer

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

May 21, 2011

Edited Waterfall Information

 
 
 
 
 

 

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