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Langfield Falls
   Skamania County, Washington

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Langfield Falls is one of a pair of fairly easily accessible waterfalls near Tire Junction north of Trout Lake in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The falls veil out over a prominent ledge of conglomerated volcanic breccia, falling 59 feet into a small pool. The falls will range from just a few yards wide to almost 75 feet wide in full flow, greatly altering the character of the whole area. Oddly many sources cite this waterfall as dropping 110 feet when its plainly clear its only half that tall.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Langfield Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.

The falls were discovered by and named after K.C. Langfield, a ranger in the Mt. Adams Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest from 1933 to 1956.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

easy access

From Trout Lake, drive west on highway 141 for 1 1/2 miles, passing the Ranger Station, then turn north on FR 88 and drive 12.7 miles to Tire Junction (FR 88 and FR 8851). Turn right and follow Road 88 for about 100 feet to the signed trailhead. You can also reach the falls by driving south on FR 88 for about 10 miles from it's junction with FR 90 at the Lewis River, about 3 miles west of Twin Falls campground. The trail leads downstream for about 500 feet to a viewpoint and a plaque commemorating K.C. Langfield.

Latitude

46.09837 N

Longitude

-121.71917 W

Elevation

3420 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Sleeping Beauty 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Cultus Falls

3.143 miles

Upper Little Goose Creek ...

5.761 miles

Little Goose Creek Falls

5.781 miles

Upper Cultus Creek Falls

7.363 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

31.92

IWC

0.81  (Class 1)

RATING

49.17 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

59 feet

Tallest Drop

59 feet

Num. Drops

1

AVG. Width

15 feet

Pitch

81 degrees

Run

15 feet

Primary Form

Horsetail

 

Watershed

White Salmon River

Stream

Big Mosquito Creek

AVG. Volume

40.0 cfs

Source

Lake

Seasonality

Best Flows

March to June

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jun 20, 2011

Edited basic information about this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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