Gold Run Falls

Gold Run Falls is located by Twin Lakes Road (National Forest Develop Rd 3065) in Mt. Baker National Park. Twin Lakes Road is a single-lane gravel road; drive with caution!

Check the road condition at Glacier Public Service Center, because the road may be closed due to snow! Check below for map and direction.

If you’re looking for physically challenging hike, check out this falls.

Gold Run Falls - Twin Lakes Road, Mt Baker National Park, Washington State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

August 1, 2011: This is the middle section of Gold Run Falls. The upper section is too dangerously steep to hike alone. :(

If time and condition allow, you may want to continue to Twin Lakes at the end of the road. You will see some glaciers along the way. :-) I didn’t continue because the road was closed soon after Gold Run Falls, due to snow blocking even in August!!!

How to Get to Gold Run Falls?

Head east on Mt. Baker Highway and turn left onto Twin Lakes Road (National Forest Develop Rd 3065). Follow the road for around 4 to 6 miles until you cross over a creek on your left hand side. You should see the lower parts of the falls from the road. It is not very obvious because the creek is partially blocked by trees. Since you have to drive slowly on this single-lane gravel road, be observant and you will see it. A rough bushwhack trail leads up the right side of the creek to good views of the middle/upper sections of the falls, but it is very steep.

Exact location of the trail head to the waterfalls is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map). Terrain map is shown here to give you a sense of steepness of the trail.


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