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Perry Creek Falls
   Snohomish County, Washington, United States

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Photo of Perry Creek Falls Perry Creek Falls is often the destination of choice for less active hikers along the Perry Creek Trail. Due to the way the trail approaches the falls, very few people actually get to see the falls - most just peer over the top into the dark grotto below. This is unfortunate, because Perry Creek Falls is exceptionally scenic. The falls consist of two tiers, a veiling fan shaped fall of about 40 feet, followed by a narrow plunge of 25 feet into a crack-gorge, framed on all sides by abundant mosses, ferns and a rather impressive stand of Cedar and Hemlock.

HISTORY AND NAMES


  • Perry Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall


Location and directions


Drive east from Granite Falls along the Mountain Loop Highway for 26.5 miles to the signed Mount Dickerman Trailhead. The Perry Creek Trail starts here and heads northwest, paralleling the highway for a mile before intersecting the former road that led to the old Perry Creek trailhead. Perry Creek Falls is reached about 3.5 miles from the new trailhead (about 2 miles from the old trailhead). Views other the looking over the falls can be had by continuing upstream to the creek crossing (there is a large log fallen in the creek). Immediately after crossing the creek, head left into the woods and descend the open forest to the gorge across from the falls.

Perry 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
Unnamed Waterfall 0.39 mi / 0.63 km
Unnamed Waterfall 0.6 mi / 0.96 km
Pitchfork Falls 0.74 mi / 1.19 km
Dickerman Falls 1.6 mi / 2.56 km
South Lake Falls 1.67 mi / 2.67 km
Fletcher Falls 1.67 mi / 2.67 km
Lower Dickerman Falls 1.92 mi / 3.07 km
Red Rock Falls 2.19 mi / 3.5 km
Old Government Falls 2.39 mi / 3.82 km
Middle Falls Creek Falls 2.65 mi / 4.23 km

 

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Photography tips


Because the falls drop into the canyon facing away from the trail there are very limited views without crossing the creek. Fortunately descending adjacent to the falls is quite easy among the open forest. The west facing falls are heavily shaded but will still yield to contrast issues later in the day. A tripod and polarizer are certainly needed at this location.

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