Wells Creek

Wells Creek is located near Mount Baker. Access is good. The upper end starts at Mazama Lake which is reached by a trail from Artist Point. A half mile downstream from the lake there is a series of seven waterfalls totaling between 400 and 500 feet in height. These waterfalls have been collectively labeled Mazama Falls. The potential appears to be outstanding. Two miles down stream there is a 100 foot waterfall in a scenic gorge a short distance above where the creek goes under Forest Service Road 33. There are several cascades in between this falls and Mazama Falls. If you are doing the entire creek, a car shuttle is recommended. The canyon downstream of road 33 has more falls. The road parallels the lower part of the creek.

Maps: Mount Baker Snolqualmie National Forest Mount Baker Ranger District. USGS quads: Shuksan Arm and Mount Baker.

The following photos were provided by Aaron Young. More fine photos of northwest waterfalls can be seen at his website at http://aaronswaterfallworld.com