Rocky Brook, a horsetail form falls, is one of the larger and more frequently visited falls on Hood Canal. It is an easy, short walk of a couple hundred yards from the road to the falls, even in the rain.
From US Highway 101 along Hood Canal, just north of Brinnon, travel west on Dosewallips Road for 3 miles, following the river of that name to the Rocky Brook Bridge. Park on the left side in a small turnout after crossing the bridge. The trail to the falls passes the small building on the north side of the road, where you will find the falls less than two hundred yards up the trail.
This scenic waterfall is part of a hydroelectric generation facility. It is a year-round favorite, often with large flow. Do not expect to be here alone on a hot summer afternoon as the cool mist of the falling water is an attraction to all who know of the spot. There is no public parking per se, but thanks to a gracious roadside property owner there is adequate space for most visitors. Trash, however, seems to be a problem. If you see litter, please help out and pick it up. All the other Waterfall Trail explorers will thank you!
Nobody seems to know the origin of the term brook as most of us in the West call a small water body of this type a creek or even a “river. Incidentally, Stony Brook is about four drainages upstream, so maybe the naming was by an Easterner trying to hold on to his roots. Guess we’ll never know, but thanks for Rocky Brook Falls!
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