Skagit County, Washington, United States
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This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
HISTORY AND NAMES
- Johannesburg Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall
Location and directions
Located near the Cascade Pass, within North Cascades National Park. From I-5 in Burlington, drive east on US 20 to the town of Marblemount. As the highway bends sharply left, stay straight on the Cascade River Road, across the bridge spanning the Skagit River. The Cascade River Road goes 23 miles to its end at the Cascade Pass trailhead within a secluded portion of North Cascades National Park. The falls come into view on the opposite side of the valley, as you cross Boston Creek at 21 1/2 miles, and are visible for about ¾ of a mile of road.
|Johannesburg 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|
|Cascade Basin Falls 1||0.41 mi / 0.66 km|
|Cascade Basin Falls 2||0.57 mi / 0.92 km|
|Soldier Boy Falls||0.64 mi / 1.03 km|
|Cascade Basin Falls 3||0.81 mi / 1.29 km|
|Upper Soldier Boy Falls||1.07 mi / 1.71 km|
|Gilbert Falls||1.12 mi / 1.8 km|
|Midas Creek Falls||1.23 mi / 1.96 km|
|Unnamed Waterfall||1.28 mi / 2.05 km|
|Morning Star Falls||1.31 mi / 2.09 km|
|Cascade Basin Falls 4||1.33 mi / 2.13 km|
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Though the falls are easily visible from the road, because of the relatively small volume of the stream, it doesn't appear terribly significant from across the valley. I recommend a moderately powerful telephoto lens to isolate the falls; 200mm is good enough. Since the falls drop off the north face of Johannesburg Mountain, the lighting is terrible for the majority of the day. If it's not overcast, wait to take pictures of this until both you and the falls are in the shade (either early morning or late evening).
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