Falls Lake Falls is a (little) sister waterfall to massive Jordan Creek Falls near Marblemount. The outlet of Falls Lake actually drops over two waterfalls, seperated by about 1/6th of a mile. This, the larger and latter of the two, falls about 600 feet down the side of the valley, but is largely obstructed by the surrounding forest. Part of the falls can be seen through the trees en route to Jordan Creek Falls, but until a close approach can be tested, its best to leave this one to fleeting, distant views. I'm withholding a rating for this entry until I can get closer.
- Falls Lake Falls is the Adopted name of this waterfall.
Falls Lake Falls is found just outside the town of Marblemount in the North Cascades. In Marblemount, head east on the Cascade River Road where Highway 20 turns north. Turn left in 3/4 mile onto Rockport-Cascade Road and drive another 3/4 mile to the Jordan Creek bridge. About 200 feet before the bridge is a gated logging road on the left. Park here and get ready for a long slog uphill - its a little over 4 miles straight up the road. There will be four major forks in the road - the first two head sharply left and you want to stay right (straight) on both, the second two stay left. After the fourth fork, the road exits the clearcuts and gets markedly brushier, but the route is still obvious (there is a short marshy section where a stream has overtaken the road. This is generally where Falls Lake Falls can be seen best. Those who wish to attempt a closer approach, at the last fork in the logging road, head downhill instead to where a bridge used to cross Jordan Creek, ford the creek and proceed up the opposite side until the outlet stream from Falls Lake is encountered, then scramble up the steep, bouldery hillside.