The sheer force of this gargantuan display warrants more attention than all the other waterfalls in the area combined. Spray from the falls is exploded hundreds of feet into the air, causing mosses to grow along the canyon walls all 360 degrees around the falls. This waterfall would literally be worth hiking 10 miles through snow, uphill, both ways to see. Sadly, the forest service either hasn't discovered this one yet, or lacks reason to build a trail to it (why, I don't know). Until then, the only way to the falls is a very nasty claw and curse scramble across a clear-cut (where it's easy to get lost), then down a very steep slope to a very cold, large and very swift creek. If you think you can manage, I highly recommend you visit this waterfall, as it is by far the most awesome in the entire region.
- Rush Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Accessing Rush Creek Falls is no longer a (relatively) simple task. It is possible to hike and bushwhack along the Old Curly Creek Road (which has been ripped up) to the former county stockpile, however this route would essentially function as a 3 1/2 mile long bushwhack. It is also possible to bushwhack up Rush Creek from FSR 90 (Lewis River Road), but this is reported to be extremely difficult as the canyon is steep and there are lots of logs to navigate. The sanest approach appears to be from FSR 3211 on the northeast side of the Rush Creek canyon. We have not yet verified this approach but it would entail bushwhacking for a little more than 1/3 of a mile and dropping 5-600 feet down into the canyon.