Lower Dalles Creek Falls
Pierce 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
- Also Known as: Dalles Falls
- Lower Dalles Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall
The name of the falls, obviously derived from the stream, is recognized by the Forest Service, as seen on the trail signs. A Waterfall Lovers Guide to the Pacific Northwest cites this simply as Dalles Falls.
Location and directions
Located north of Mt. Rainier National Park, along the Mather Memorial Parkway (Highway 410). From the town of Greenwater, proceed south towards Mt. Rainier, for about 9.8 miles, to a wide turnout on the left side of the road, just after crossing Dalles Creek, and about 1/3 of a mile south of the Skookum Falls viewpoint. Palisades Trail # 1198 starts here, and climbs 1/5 of a mile to a junction with the White River Trail. Stay straight, following the signs for the falls, and in another mile, the falls are encountered, at the end of a short spur trail.
|Lower Dalles Creek 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|
|Upper Dalles Creek Falls||0.15 mi / 0.23 km|
|Skookum Falls||0.69 mi / 1.1 km|
|Snoquera Falls||0.86 mi / 1.38 km|
|Doe Falls||3.12 mi / 4.99 km|
|Goat Falls||4.53 mi / 7.24 km|
|Unnamed Waterfall||4.71 mi / 7.54 km|
|Unnamed Waterfall||4.74 mi / 7.59 km|
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This one is a great study for slow shutter photography. While not quite on par with Proxy Falls in Oregon, the small volume of the stream interacting with the mossy cliff provides some great macro possibilities. The stream is small enough that spray shouldn't be an issue (it wasn't for me), but watch out for the sun. High contrast can be really harsh here, so, as usual, try to come on an overcast day.
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