Ladder Creek Falls Trail

Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Washington

Elevation Gain55ft
Trailhead Elevation529ft
Elevation Min/Max504/529ft
Elevation Start/End529/529ft

Ladder Creek Falls Trail

Ladder Creek Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Whatcom County, Washington. It is within Ross Lake National Recreation Area. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 529 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 55 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.

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Hiking Waterfalls in Washington (Falcon Guides)
Roddy Scheer with Adam Sawyer
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"The showpiece for J. D. Ross himself, the man behind the Ross Dam that gives us Ross Lake (a favorite wilderness getaway for Washingtonians), Ladder Creek Falls still sports a multi-colored nighttime light display first installed in 1930 to demonstrate how amazing electricity could be. Crossing the suspension bridge is in and of itself a trial by fire. Some people don’t like the fact that their own (or others’) footsteps make the whole bridge react like a giant worm. But 300 feet later it’s all over and onward and upward. The trail stops by the Blue Pool, one of the fanciful gardens planted by J. D. Ross that now lies empty, and offers views down into a whirling dervish of a creek below, with giant boulders sending rushing whitewater down like so many pinballs." Read more

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Trail Information

Ross Lake National Recreation Area
Nearby City
Ross Lake National Recreation Area
Seattle City Light;; (206) 684-3000
Local Contacts
DeLorme Washington Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 18 D1
Local Maps

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Dec 2018