Sundays have become our day to explore places we’ve never gone before, today that meant a drive out Wind River Highway north SR14 in Washington state to Panther Creek Falls.
We could hear the waterfall the moment we stepped out of the car and could tell it was not very far away. The trailhead is not very well marked, but is on the opposite side of the road, and is only about 20 or 30 feet from where we parked.
The hike was steep, but fairly easy and not very long. It is well maintained and leads right to where Big Creek and Panther Creek converge. It is a spectacular sight to see. The waterfall is more like several waterfalls all pouring into the same pool at the bottom of the hillside.
We stayed long enough to take more than enough photos and talked about coming early in the morning next time so we can be there while the sun is shining on the water.
Several people came and went while we were there. One of my favorite interactions was with a sweet momma and her family. They were bringing their kids to see a waterfall for the first time. The kids were all smiles.