Lake Creek Falls – Exploring Washington’s Hidden Waterfalls

Nestled in the heart of Washington State, Lake Creek Falls offers a breathtaking escape into the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

The waterfall is a stunning 166-foot-tall cascade that flows through a narrow canyon, providing an unforgettable experience for hikers and nature enthusiasts alike. This article will cover the essential details about Lake Creek Falls, including a description of the waterfall, how to get there, and other nearby attractions worth exploring.

Lake Creek Falls – Quick Look

Waterfall Type: Tiered
Type of Approach: Bushwhack
Difficulty: Medium
Location: Baker Lake Road
Height: 166′
Width: 5′
Directions: Access via Baker River Trail off of Baker Lake Road
Nearby Waterfalls: Jagged Ridge Falls and more

Other Waterfalls In This Series

Little Mashell Falls • Wells Creek Falls • Devil’s Peak Falls • Edith Gorge Falls • Clayton Beach Falls • Racehorse FallsBlueberry Falls • Cougar Creek Falls • Coal Creek Falls • Colonial Creek Falls • Cavern Falls • Skyline Falls

The Waterfall Itself

Lake Creek Falls begins with a 25-foot sliding drop, followed by a 20-foot slide, and then plunges over the main 121-foot horsetail into a beautiful pool.

The area around the falls has been impacted by a large rockslide in the past, which likely reduced the waterfall’s height by about 20 feet. Over time, it will be interesting to observe how the waterfall changes as the area recovers.

The avalanche debris provides a fun final climb and a fantastic viewing platform adorned with flowers.

How To Get There

To reach Lake Creek Falls, drive to the end of Baker Lake Road and begin hiking up the Baker River Trail. After about a mile and a half, you will cross Lake Creek, identifiable by the old fungus-covered footbridge on the right side of the trail.

The falls are roughly a third of a mile upstream and can be reached fairly easily by following the creek up (at low volume, this can be done by following dry portions of the creek bed).

Finally, a short but steep scramble up a pile of avalanche debris is required to get a view of the entire falls.

Other Hikes and Attractions Nearby

Lake Creek Falls is just one of many attractions in the area. Within five miles, there are several other waterfalls to explore, including Upper Lake Creek Falls, Sulphide Valley Falls, Sulphide Creek Falls, Hidden Creek Falls, Blum Creek Falls, Rockflow Canyon Falls, Jagged Ridge Falls, Lower Blum Lakes Falls, Seahpo Peak Falls, and Cloudcap Falls.


Lake Creek Falls in Washington is a must-see destination for nature lovers and hikers alike. The 166-foot tall tiered waterfall provides a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable adventure.

With many other waterfalls and attractions nearby, there is no shortage of breathtaking scenery to explore in the area. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just looking for a beautiful spot to relax and take in the natural beauty, Lake Creek Falls is an ideal choice.

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