Galena Creek Falls | Heather Meadows | Mt. Baker

Roadside Attraction: Galena Creek Falls along Mount Baker Highway 542 - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Heather Meadows, Whatcom County, Washington, USA | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: Galena Creek Falls in summer


Galena Creek Falls is the only major waterfalls in the Heather Meadows region of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. This waterfalls is a roadside attraction, immediately next to Mount Baker Highway 542; however, it is easily missed and most motorists simply pass by it.

The waterfalls is actually pretty big and can be very impressive in high-water season. In low-water season, the falls become just a few trickles. It’s possible to hike down to the river bed and then walk up close to the falls; however, the slope is gonna be very steep with loose gravels and therefore caution is required. It seems that the easiest way down to the river bed is on the other side of the highway and then walk under the bridge toward the falls; it’s still steep but less than the other side. I didn’t try it this time, because the waterfall volume is to low to justify my effort to hike down.

Roadside Attraction: Galena Creek Falls in Summer - Heather Meadows, Whatcom County, Washington, United States | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: low water season, so the falls isn't as impressive.

Roadside Attraction: Playing Chinese Flute by Galena Creek Falls along Mount Baker Highway 542 - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Heather Meadows, Whatcom County, Washington, USA | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: Me sitting by the waterfalls. :D As you can see, the waterfalls is actually pretty tall.

Roadside Attraction: Galena Creek Falls Close-up Views - Heather Meadows, Whatcom County, Washington, United States | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: Close-up views of the falls.

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