Name of Waterfall

Deming Glacier Falls


Deming Glacier Falls is a fairly significant waterfall which barrels out from underneath a portion of Mount Baker's Deming Glacier, plunging somewhere around 275 feet over a huge headwall, falling headlong into a pit carved into the ice and disappearing entirely beneath the lower lobe of the glacier. Because the falls are produced directly by water melting beneath the glacier, the falls flow best during the hot summer months between July and October and won't be much to look at during cooler days or colder periods of the year - likely drying (or freezing) out entirely between mid-November and early April.
Because the falls occur right in the middle of the glacier, there is no way to approach closely and the only views of the falls available will be from some distance away. The closest one can get on foot is about two-thirds of a mile away, but via substantial cross-country hiking. A small portion of the falls can be seen from the Park Butte lookout, but otherwise there are no easy views of this waterfall without fairly significant off-trail travel.

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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)

75 cfs (7 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

3 cfs (5 months)


75 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream

Nooksack River