Here’s a reason to cross the Glade Ferry! The trail to Glade Creek Falls is a short, but worthwhile destination!
Max elevation: 560 m
Min elevation: 498 m
Total climbing: 64 m
Total descent: -46 m
Trailhead & Driving Directions
After disembarking the Glade ferry, drive up to turn right onto Glade Road and reset the odometer if needed. Drive 1.4km. After this point, the road gets rougher as it enters the forest. If you’re in a 2WD clearance vehicle or if the road is soft and muddy, you may want to park here.
Otherwise, continue driving and cross Glade Creek. Fork left at 1.7km to head up the hill. At 2.1km, park in a pullout along the road. You’ll hear Glade Creek Falls from this point. Look for the path leading away from the road towards the noise.
It’s just a short walk up to the waterfall. Be cautious if you venture out onto the wet slippery rocks below the falls for a closer look or a photo.
You can follow the trail from the base of the falls to a small lookout below a huge rocky grotto. Be aware of rock fall in this area!
There is another trail that leads to the top of the waterfall, starting way back across the bridge over Glade Creek. That might be a good adventure for another time!