Segelsen Ridge Falls

Segelsen Ridge Falls, photographer Martha Rasmussen

The lower portion of Segelsen Ridge Falls is an easy waterfall to see since it is just along the road when taking the scenic forest road drive to Cumberland Pass.  This tiered waterfall makes a couple of drops before the segment you see along Forest Road #18, Segelsen Road.  The lower drop makes a nice fan over the rocks.  If you look up above this you will see the upper drop as it comes down being channeled around a large rock formation.  The lowest drop is about 40 feet high and best viewed around June to July. 

Looking up above the lower drop of Segelsen Ridge Falls, photographer Nels Rasmussen, D.C.

Somewhere above the lower falls is another waterfall.  You can hear it up above during heavy snow melt but the climb is very steep
and potentially dangerous.

Segelsen Ridge Falls, photographer Nels Rasmussen, DC

To get to Crecsent Falls from Darrington, drive about 5 miles west on SR 530, turn right onto Swede Heaven Rd, drive 1.5 miles, turn right on  FS Rd. #18.  You are now driving up Mt. Higgins via Segeleson Ridge.  At 12.7 miles you will pass Segelsen Lake Falls & Segelsen Lake.  A little after passing the lake, keep right at the "Y," and then at 13.4 miles you will come to Crescent Falls and little further on Segelsen Ridge Falls lacing the rock faces to the right of the road.