Name of Waterfall

Roush Creek Falls


Roush Creek Falls very likely will find itself perched near the top of the list of the tallest waterfalls in the state. While it looks like it may be extremely difficult to gauge the true height of this waterfall, mainly because there are so many small streams flowing off the Eldorado Glacier, which feed into the falls before it reaches the valley floor, I'm estimating the falls to be anywhere between 1600 and 2400 feet tall. Considering that Roush Creek is one of the largest drainages of the North Fork Cascade River, the tremendous height makes this waterfall quite substantial. The upper 2/3 of the falls can be seen from the end of the Cascade River Road, below The Triad, but reaching close up views will require a mile-long brush bash at minimum. From the vantage shown above, the falls appear quite significant, but they really fail to impress at a distance, so should close up views prove more revealing, the rating should probably skyrocket.

Other Names




IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Average Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

50 cfs

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

0 cfs


59 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream

Cascade River Roush Creek