Rat Trap Falls


Rat Trap Falls, photographer Nels Rasmussen, D.C.

Rat Trap Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls to be viewed in the Darrington area and can be easily seen from Forest Road #27, Rat Trap Road.  The unnamed creek which forms at the drainage from the smaller of the two White Chuck Lakes, elevation 4,400 feet is the source of  four consecutive falls, Rat Trap Falls being the lowest one. 


Rat Trap Falls during late summer, photographer Nels Rasmussen, DC

The upper falls starts right at the lake drainage, then followed by two more falls until reaching an elevation of 2,950 feet where it forms Rat Trap Falls

Looking up stream at Rat Trap Falls, photographer Kevin Lennon

Rat Trap Falls forms 65 foot tall fan then becomes a tributary of Straight Creek and later the Suiattle RiverThis is a great all season waterfall, during times of heavy snow-melt the it thunders down kicking up a lot of spray, later in summer the waterfall transforms into delicate streams flowing amongst moss & maidenhair ferns.