A 1-m-diameter hole in the rock beside the cascade pours with water during spring runoff. The hole was blasted 100 years ago by miners trying to reroute the creek to get at gold nuggets at the falls base. To read about the century of gold mining history of the Perry Creek Falls and area see the introduction.
The deep churning whitewater of spring runoff in late May to mid-June makes the falls especially exciting.
The trail follows along two creeks: Lisbon Creek, with cedar trees and soft mossy carpets along its banks, and Perry Creek, with its round boulders, swift current and wide shallow channel.