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Willow Creek Falls
   Okanogan County, Washington, United States

This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
Photo of Willow Creek Falls Willow Creek is the first major tributary of Early Winters Creek as it flows north from the Washington Pass area. Where the creek breaks into the Early Winters valley, it forms a lacy, twisting veil before cascading through the thick pine forest. The falls appear to drop about 160 feet in all, the main drop being about 120 feet tall. Due to the way the rock is formed, the falls bend about 45 degrees to the north as it falls, causing the top of the falls to be obstructed from most of the views of the bottom part of the falls and vice versa. There is a climbers path leading to the base of the falls, I have not been able to locate it yet. The rating may change upon closer inspection.


  • Willow Creek Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall

Location and directions

Willow Creek Falls can be seen across the valley from Highway 20 about 3 1/2 miles east of Washington Pass or about 1 1/4 mile west of the Cutthroat Creek bridge. There is a very large pullout that provides good views.

Willow 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
Silver Star Falls 1.98 mi / 3.18 km
Snagtooth Ridge Falls 2.99 mi / 4.78 km
West Fork Cedar Falls 3.13 mi / 5 km
Early Winters Creek Falls 4.65 mi / 7.44 km
Upper Stiletto Falls 4.68 mi / 7.49 km
Upper Cedar Falls 4.97 mi / 7.95 km


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Photography tips

I have no idea what conditions are like at the base of the falls, but from the side of the highway, a moderately long telephoto is necessary to get a good shot of the northwesterly exposed falls. I shot this with a 300mm lens. Because of the way the falls twist halfway down, I don't think its possible to see the whole waterfall from any one area, even across the valley.

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