With the right lighting conditions, this very pretty waterfall could look almost tropical. This is an absolutely fantastic waterfall. Scrunched in a little gorge in the middle of nowhere, where (almost) nobody knows about it, even though it is signed by the forest service. Come in the summer when the water level is lower (otherwise you'll get stuck with this view). Finding this one is a task also. When leaving, I noticed another waterfall coming into the Satsop River downstream of the bridge, but it's probably seasonal. It may be worth looking into. My picture inexplicably obtained a sharp yellow line across the top of the picture, so I had to crop it a little.
- Spoon Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Pay attention now...since this area is a maze of logging roads, I'll start at Wynoochee Lake, since it's signed well from 101 in multiple directions. From Wynoochee Dam (the dam is located off of the main drags of the area, be sure to pay attention to the signs), drive out to Road 2270 and turn left towards Wynoochee Falls. Almost immediately, turn right on to Road 23. Drive for 3 miles along road 23 (making sure to follow the signs for Spider Lake). After 3 miles the road crosses the Satsop River Gorge. The trail for the falls is about 100 feet past the bridge. There are two viewpoints of the falls. The upper viewpoint is only about 50 feet from the road, but as you can see, a small tree in the foreground prevents completely clear views. The lower viewpoint isn't really a viewpoint at all. The trail continues downstream to the creek side in .2 mile, and stops. To actually see the falls from below, you have to scramble upstream (in water) for about 100 feet around the corner. This is not do-able in high water if you want to stay dry.