Name of Waterfall

Conrad Falls


This waterfall of Conrad Creek plunges at least 200 feet over an undercut cliff a short distance downstream from Cold Lake in the Goat Rocks Wilderness. The cliffs are located such that approaching the bottom of the falls requires substantial off-trail travel and circumnavigation of the cliff band. Access is not recommended until further scouting can be done.An article published in the October 7, 1889 Seattle Post-Intelligencer indicates a Mr. Josiah Wiley and family made a journey into the Goat Rocks and discovered several of the waterfalls in the South Fork Tieton River basin, described as "a succession of falls from 25 to 500 feet in height". This suggests Wiley very likely encountered the waterfalls on Conrad Creek and may have been the first westerner to lay eyes on the features. There is no indication that any of the waterfalls were given names at the time.

Additionally an article in the July 25, 1889 edition of the Yakima Herald refers to a "Falls of the White Swan" in reference to somewhere in the North or South Fork Tieton basins. It isn't clear what feature may have bore this name, but it may have been a reference to the series of waterfalls along Conrad Creek.

Other Names


Number of Drops


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

100 cfs

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

0 cfs

Watershed or Feeder Stream

Naches River Conrad Creek