Name of Waterfall

Crescent Falls


Crescent Falls is one of the lower waterfalls along Conrad Creek in the Goat Rocks Wilderness. The falls stand about 50 feet high and get their name from their shape.Crescent Falls was discovered and named by the 1906 party whom explored the Conrad Creek drainage to Mount Curtis Gilbert in the Goat Rocks Wilderness. The stream was originally thought of as the South Fork of the Tieton River, but the name didn't hold and drifted one drainage south.

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.

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