Amazing and Easy Visit to The Nooksack Falls on our way to Mt. Baker

Morning of June 9th, after we got our breakfast from Downtown Bellingham Washington, we took a little road trip up to Mt. Baker - Heather Meadows Base Ski Area. But on our way up there, we did a short stop and visited the Nooksack Falls. It is well worth the stop. The beauty of nature is amazing and it is a convenient stop when going up to Mt. Baker. 

Nooksack Falls is about 43 miles from Bellingham. There is a good signage on the road and it was easy to spot. A short drive down to parking lot from WA-542 scenic highway.   We missed the small parking lot and drove to the other side of the bridge, a one way bridge. The parking lot is actually on left side just before the bridge and from the parking lot, it was a short walk to the right going to waterfall viewing area. 


Nice Stream on the side of the road down to Nooksack Falls Parking lot
A beautiful stream flowing down to the Nooksack river. The water, trees, mosses, and ferns are all  spectacular.
This view is on the right side of the road going down to the parking lot of Nooksack Falls.


Amazing view of Nooksack falls and the river below
Amazing Nooksack Falls
The water then merges to the the river next to it



Fenced in viewing area at Nooksack Falls
It is very steep and dangerous that is why the viewing area is fenced in. Few people have died here from falling. Be careful and stay behind the fence.


A short trail to viewing area at Nooksack Falls
The trail to Waterfall viewing area looking towards the road




View of one way bridge and the information sign at Nooksack Falls
One way Bridge
If you drive through there, you've passed the parking lot just like we did!


Information on Nooksack Falls
Welcome to Nooksack Falls
& the Historic Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Project

!!WARNING!! THERE IS EXTREME DANGER HERE!!
As you visit, PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
DO NOT VENTURE BEYOND FENCES AND WARNING SIGNS!
YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!
PARENTS, PLEASE KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON YOUR CHILDREN!


Failure to heed these warnings may result in your name being added to an all too lengthy list of visitors who have perished at Nooksack Falls. Most of the fatal accidents here at Nooksack Falls involved visitors attempting to get a better view of the cataract from points beyond the fence and warning signs. Enjoy the natural beauty, and respect the natural danger of Nooksack Falls.

STAY ALERT, STAY WHERE YOU ARE SAFE AND STAY ALIVE!

WITHOUT RISKING YOUR LIFE, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE to get views of the falls that compare to the professional photographs presented on this display.

SO, DON'T TRY! ENJOY THESE PHOTOGRAPHS INSTEAD!


Nooksack river just before the Nooksack Falls
The river headed down to fall

The Nooksack river's edge then  Nooksack Falls
And here's the water just before it falls


Small parking lot but not busy at Nooksack Falls
The Nooksack Falls parking lot. I'm so glad it wasn't crowded. It was raining when we where there.





























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