Elk Falls is the most impressive waterfall from a sheer volume standpoint.The plunge pool is extremely large and certain to be busy in the summer months. Downstream of the pool are a couple of short (~5 ft) cascades before the river levels out. Farther downstream is Twisted Falls.

Please exercise caution and good judgment at the falls. While beautiful, it can be very hazardous. Please use caution and obey all rules and warnings.

Note that topo maps identify waterfall as “Big Falls” and not Elk Falls. They are one and the same.


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