Panther Creek Falls
Panther Creek Falls is a 130-foot (40 m) waterfall on Panther Creek in the Wind River Valley in Skamania County, Washington. The waterfall consists of two drops, with the largest at a height of 102 feet (31 m). The waterfall is perennial.
|Panther Creek Falls|
A view of Panther Creek Falls from ground level
|Location||Skamania County, Washington|
|Elevation||1,679 feet (512 m)|
|Total height||130 feet (40 m)|
|Number of drops||2|
|Longest drop||102 feet (31 m)|
|150 cu ft/s (4.2 m3/s)|
The waterfall and the creek which leads up to it are accessible by a trail maintained by the Forest Service. In addition to the maintained trail, a viewing deck was constructed at the end of the trail which can see the main, horsetail portion of the waterfall. However, those that wish to see the final, 30-foot (9.1 m) drop need to leave the trail.
The waterfall is produced by Panther Creek approaching a cliff and then sharply making a turn. Some of the water rushes too quickly and falls over the side prematurely at the bend, but the majority of the water follows the creek until it reaches a natural trough which then drops off. At the dropoff, the horsetail begins the first tier of the waterfall, which drops 102 feet (31 m). After this, a 30-foot (9.1 m) drop concludes the waterfall and the creek continues.
- "Panther Creek Falls, Skamania County, WA". Retrieved 7 January 2010.