This is perhaps the most underrated and least visited falls on the Olympic Peninsula.
Olympic National Forest up the Wynoochee Valley on part gravel road about 37 miles.
Travel on State Route 12 about 1 mile west of Montesano, then turn north on the Wynoochee Valley Road (eventually becomes Forest Service Road FS 22). Travel approximately 34 miles to FS Road #23. Turn right and continue on #23 for approximately 2.6 miles to the trailhead (just past the West Fork of the Satsop River Bridge upstream of the confluence with Spoon Creek). The trailhead has in the past had a sign for Spoon Creek Falls, but the only present indication is the post. This moderately steep, sometimes maintained, 0.2 mile Forest Service trail has a fenced viewing area about 60 yards down the trail. The best view, however, is at stream level, followed by a sometimes wet, and seasonally dangerous walk about two hundred yards upstream to the plunge pool at the base of the falls.
Spoon Creek Falls is over 70 feet high, and drops in two tiers; the first being about 60 feet into a bathtub-size ledge, then immediately drops another 10 feet into a large plunge pool. Photo scale of this stunning falls is deceiving, as the falls appears smaller in photographs than its actual size. Very impressive and well worth the long drive and short trail walk. Best viewed October through July, and possibly later in the summer during wet or higher runoff years. Plan to get your feet wet walking upstream in higher flows, being extra careful on slippery rocks. Walking sticks and good shoes may be necessary to reach the viewing spot. Notice the interesting tan and dark gray dappled rocks in the streambed.
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