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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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Though not a destination that justifies traveling vast distances, Bulson Creek Falls are quite impressive if you happen to be passing through Skagit County. The proximity to I-5 near the town of Mount Vernon makes the falls a favorite year-round stop for locals to “check-in” with nature. 

The short 0.1-mile trail to the falls heads south from an empty dirt lot that looks to have been a residential construction zone. Thick brush can obscure the area, so shoot for the left of a large debris pile. Some of the regular visitors tend the trail throughout the year, but it is not officially maintained and can be very muddy during winter and spring. A pair of rubber boots can save the day if it has been raining. 

Upstream, Bulson Creek flows through a small rural neighborhood before dropping 54 feet over a sandstone ledge into a wonderfully lush and secluded gorge. The area near the foot of the falls seems to lead miles further from civilization it actually does. Watch your step when the flow is high, as maneuvering around the creek for that perfect photograph can be a bit tricky. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Waterfall. Accessible year-round. Close to the interstate.

Cons

Muddy access trail during wet season.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Address

Sinnes Rd
20451
Mt Vernon, WA 98274
United States

Features

Waterfalls

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

07/17/2017
This is totally inaccessible anymore. The construction lot mentioned that the trail starts at has ongoing construction and no trespassing signs everywhere.
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