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Cloudcap Falls
   Whatcom County, Washington, United States

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This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
Cloudcap Falls is a long series of cascades flowing off a small glacier just below Cloudcap Peak on the east shoulder of Mount Shuksan. The falls drop approximately 2400 feet over a run of just shy of 8/10 of a mile. This is all continuous bedrock-based waterfall, however all but the final couple hundred feet or so are hidden from view due to the way the creek has incised itself into the mountain, much like neighboring Sulphide Creek Falls. Viewing the falls is all but impossible from anywhere but the air, and even at that it won't likely be very visible (or worth photographing). Further, the falls only appear to flow during the melt season, and run dry, or at least low enough that it can't be easily noticed, in the late summer. In the broad picture, this one is noteworthy only for its height and nothing else.

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  • Cloudcap Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall


Cloudcap Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

Additional Nearby Waterfalls


Name of Waterfall Distance
Seahpo Peak Falls 0.58 mi / 0.93 km
Jagged Ridge Falls 0.77 mi / 1.23 km
Rockflow Canyon Falls 0.91 mi / 1.45 km
Sulphide Creek Falls 1.37 mi / 2.19 km
Sulphide Basin Falls 1.43 mi / 2.28 km
Nooksack Cirque Falls 1.47 mi / 2.35 km
Sulphide Valley Falls 1.7 mi / 2.72 km
Crystal Creek Falls 1.77 mi / 2.84 km
Icy Peak Falls 2.26 mi / 3.62 km
Curtis Glacier Falls 2.56 mi / 4.1 km

 

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