Cushman Falls on North Branch Cushman Creek

trickling rock wall alongside the Victoria hills

Small, gushing waterfall on Cushman Creek
  • Old trees and ferns
  • Small, gushing waterfall on Cushman Creek
  • Small upper falls in the little canyon

The North Branch of Cushman Creek flows between some large hills outside of Victoria in a cautious and deliberate manner. Much of the water here flows northwards with the angle of the land, but this little creek has found a way south instead. There is an significant drop along it's length, a solid wall of rock reminiscent of Gleason Falls, and like it's brother to the west Cushman Falls is usually more a trickle than anything else.

Directions

From Old Victoria head west on the rough and bumpy Victoria Road. Less than two miles in you'll drive past a large swamp on the left side, which forms much of the headwaters of Cushman Creek. On the other side of swamp, after the road leaves the power lines and enters the woods, there is an overgrown two-track on the left side of the road. Park here and head in. Follow the overgrown track as best you can east, then south, until it bumps into the North Country Trail. Follow the NCT to the creek. Cushman Falls is a short distance below the trail crossing.

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