Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Short walk to falls. Intimate views. Robust forest environment. Near to other adventures.

Cons

Trail may be overgrown in places. Humble falls.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Waterfalls

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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