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Pass Falls
   Pierce County, Washington, United States

This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
Photo of Pass Falls This is the first waterfall one encounters when traveling south from Enumclaw into Mt. Rainier National Park. The falls are a little hard to spot, due to the way the creek eroded the rock, but alert drivers should have little trouble. The falls are best seen in early summer, while there is still snow around Chinook Pass. It may be possible to climb to the base of the falls, but I haven't tried it with significant water to justify a picture.
Seasonal Discharge
This waterfall occurs along a stream that is known to vary greatly in volume and as a result may not flow consistently year round or may dry out completely during certain periods.


  • Pass Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall

This waterfall is not known to have ever had a name, so I have named it due to it's proximity to Cayuse and Chinook Passes.

Location and directions

This fall is located about 1 mile north of Cayuse Pass along Highway 410, within Mt. Rainier National Park. Parking is on the west (downhill) side of the road. Keep your etrue open because it falls at an angle that is almost impossible to see if you are traveling north, but if you are going south, you should see it easily.

Pass 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
Governors Ridge Falls 0.72 mi / 1.15 km
Chinook Pass Falls 1.25 mi / 2 km
Unnamed Waterfall 1.38 mi / 2.22 km
Cayuse Pass Falls 1.45 mi / 2.32 km
Unnamed Waterfall 1.7 mi / 2.72 km
Hourglass Falls 1.79 mi / 2.87 km
Unnamed Waterfall 1.83 mi / 2.93 km
Unnamed Waterfall 1.83 mi / 2.93 km
Upper Chinook Creek Falls 1.87 mi / 2.99 km
Chinook Creek Falls 1.92 mi / 3.07 km


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