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Triple Creek Falls

North Cascades, Washington

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  • Park at the end of NF-4201 to find the trail to Triple Creek Falls.- Triple Creek Falls
  • The trail to the falls is a narrow path through an encroaching understory.- Triple Creek Falls
  • Triple Creek Falls is a small and beautiful series of cascades.- Triple Creek Falls
  • One of the cascades at Triple Creek Falls.- Triple Creek Falls
  • Triple Creek Falls.- Triple Creek Falls
  • Triple Creek disappears into a dense and verdant ecosystem.- Triple Creek Falls
  • Triple Creek Falls is at its best when charged by snowmelt or recent rains.- Triple Creek Falls
  • While not a grand set of falls, Triple Creek Falls has an intimate quality that makes it well worth the trip.- Triple Creek Falls
  • - Triple Creek Falls
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Pros: 
Short walk to falls. Intimate views. Robust forest environment. Near to other adventures.
Cons: 
Trail may be overgrown in places. Humble falls.
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Region:
North Cascades, WA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Just a short drive from Heather Lake, Triple Creek Falls is a great stop if you are in the area for the day. While not a large and impressive set of falls by any means, Triple Creek Falls charms visitors with more humble and intimate perspectives on a set of Pacific Northwest cascades. You'll have the opportunity to move around the base of the falls to find just the right spot, or you can move upstream to explore the upper drop. If you bring a camera, Triple Creek Falls provides a great opportunity to practice longer exposures; the dense forest canopy keeps the scene shaded, so you shouldn't have any trouble getting to longer shutter speeds. Just don't forget your tripod!

The trail to Triple Creek Falls doesn't see a lot of use. Keep an eye for the trail as it leaves from the road. You may contend with some overgrowth, especially in the upper sections of the falls. On the other hand, there is a good chance you may have the falls to yourself when you arrive. Early summer is a great time to visit because the flows are charged with snowmelt and the forest is fully foliated. That said, the falls would be a beautiful spot in the autumn, as well.

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