A day hike or overnight backpack trip to Waldo Lake at the site of a historic water diversion tunnel in the Waldo Lake Wilderness. Old-growth Douglas-fir provides a serene environment for the Black Creek Trail as it climbs along the slope north of the creek. The forest also contains western hemlock and western redcedar. After a little more than 1 mile the creek seems suddenly louder, and without any other warning the delightful cascade of Lithan Falls appears through the trees. This would make a good destination for those desiring an easy hike. The trail switches back to the left and climbs the north canyon wall. Permit: Permit required for day and overnight hikes; self issue at trailhead.
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