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ASBESTOS CREEK FALLS

RATING - 38.4

VR - 3.6 (Med/Sm)               HR - 9                  SR - 6/20

TYPE OF APPROACH - Roadside

DIFFICULTY - Very Easy

LOCATION - Darrington Area

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 600'

WIDTH - 10'

GPS - N48 11.502 W121 34.740

ELEVATION - 1600'

Asbestos Creek Falls is a very tall, though relatively small volume, waterfall that is very similar to many of the other tall, multi-tiered falls along the Mountain Loop Highway in appearance.  The difference here is that you can see this one up close and personal.   The falls are probably around 1000' tall, but you can't see the whole thing from the base.  The waterfall isn't horribly impressive other than its height, and later in the summer, it becomes fairly lackluster (see additional pictures below).  Still, there's no reason not to take a peak at this waterfall since you won't even have to get out of the car to do so.

DIRECTIONS - Take the Mountain Loop Highway south of Darrington for about 2 miles to FR 2060.  The falls are right next to the road in a couple miles.  You can climb on a very rugged little trail above the bottom tier of the falls.

NEARBY WATERFALLS - Asbestos Falls, Bornite Falls

ADDITIONAL PICTURES (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
Asbestos Creek Falls at low volume     Bottom section at low volume

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