Name of Waterfall

Cyclone Falls


Cyclone Falls is a fairly scenic waterfall found along an unnamed branch of Cyclone Creek about two-thirds of a mile upstream of where it crosses Highway 410 between Enumclaw and Greenwater. The falls plunge 47 feet over a slightly undercut cliff of volcanic bedrock, with a small section of cascades which are partially covered by boulders found immediately below. Previously we had grouped this section of cascades in with the falls, as well as a small lower falls found near the creek's confluence with the main stem of Cyclone Creek several hundred feet downstream. Upon resurveying the site, it was deemed that neither of these sections of stream should be considered to be part of the falls.
The basin which produces this unnamed branch of Cyclone Creek drains an area covering about two-thirds of a square mile, the majority of which is located below 3,000 feet in elevation. Snow melt and precipitation will sustain the falls in the late fall, winter and spring months, but by late May or early June expect the volume of this stream to be reduced considerably, to the point where the falls may not be worth seeking out given the effort involved in reaching them.

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IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Tallest Drop


Number of Drops


Average Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

5 cfs

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

0 cfs


90 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream

Puyallup River East Fork Cyclone Creek