A small creek creeps through the woods and sprays down a rather large falls to the road below. Unfortunately, the main portion of the falls is tucked back in the small canyon and is not easily accessible. The 40 foot lower tier of the falls is easily seen by scrambling up the creek, but the 100 foot upper tier, which can be glimpsed through the trees from several angles, is virtually impossible to get a clear view of thanks to the surrounding foliage and the steep walls of the ravine. This one is probably best for collectors anyway, and if you are determined to get to the upper tier, you may be able to find a way. Shown here is the lower tier (which is tiered itself).
- Jennings Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
From Packwood, drive west along US 12 for about 2 miles to the signed Johnson Creek Road # 21. Drive along road # 21 for about 4 miles to the signed crossing of Jennings Creek and park. You should be able to see the falls through the trees from the road. Once you climb down to the creek, it's an easy 100 foot walk back to the base of the falls. To reach the upper falls, you can try climbing up the steep slope to the right, but I climbed almost to the top of the falls and couldn't get a clear view. There is a very small, faint path from the road about 300 feet before the creek that may lead up to the upper falls, but it is very steep, very crumbly and is very intimidating.