Name of Waterfall

Dickerson Falls


Take WA-3 to Bremerton and exit at Kitsap Way. Follow Kitsap Way west for 1.4 miles then bear left onto Northlake Way NW. Continue for just under 2/3 of a mile and make a hard left onto Leber Lane NW, and follow it to the large parking area on the right side of the road just before a gate where the road crosses under powerlines. Follow either the gated road or the designated trail which parallels the road into the tree farm (the trail converges with the road after about 3/4 mile) for just over one mile to a signed trail on the right which descends to a bridge crossing Dickerson Creek immediately above the falls, then winds down a series of steps to the base of the upper tier.Dickerson Falls is the largest and uppermost of three small waterfalls known to exist along Dickerson Creek just outside of Bremerton. The falls drop a total of 50 feet in two separate steps. The upper drop is the largest and most interesting, veiling 34 feet over a cliff of dark rock flanked by a wall of ferns and several cedar trees. About 75 feet downstream is the lower tier, a cascading fall which drops another 16 feet. The trail to the falls terminates between the two steps, so views of the lower falls are harder to come by during periods of heavier flow. Immediately above the falls is a small dam, presumably the remnants of an old diversion system for water supply for the neighboring town(s).
Dickerson Creek is a relatively small stream, draining from low elevation forest and several areas of marshland. Though the Kitsap Peninsula does receive significant precipitation during the winter months, the drainage area of approximately 1.3 square miles isn't enough to sustain a healthy flow in the creek year round. By late spring the volume of the creek will be considerably reduced, and by mid summer it will likely be just a trickle. Best time to visit is during the winter.
This waterfall is located within the privately owned Ueland Tree Farm, the owners of which openly grant and welcome public visitation, and have constructed a trail to the falls. Please be respectful of the land and leave it in better condition than you found it to help ensure continued public access.

Other Names




IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Tallest Drop


Number of Drops


Average Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

5 cfs (6 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

1 cfs (6 months)


60 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream

Dickerson Creek