Hilt Creek Falls, Upper


Upper Hilt Creek Falls, photo by Nels Rasmussen, DC

The first  segment of the Upper Hilt Creek Falls makes a tiered drop into a small dark shaded pool.  The pool spills over the edges
flowing into to larger pool.  The total height of the waterfall is about 30 feet.  During snow-melt creating a higher volume the pools
can go unnoticed.


Looking at both segments of Upper Hilt Creek Falls,
photo by Nels Rasmussen, DC

Middle Hilt Creek Falls,
photo by Nels Rasmussen

The Middle Hilt Creek Falls is just a short distance down stream of the upper falls and drops into a larger pool.  This beautiful 40 foot tiered waterfall can really kick up the spray during times of snow-melt and runoff.


To get to Hilt Creek Falls from the Darrington Ranger Station, drive 23 miles north on SR 530, turn right on Illabot Creek Road which is signed.  Drive about 2 miles up the road,  Hilt Creek Falls will be on your right, (south) looking downhill.  Just past this is the remnants of an old logging road.  It is a bit of a bushwhack up the road which roughly follows Hilt Creek.  When you come the where you have to cross the creek work yourself down stream instead and you will come to the upper falls.