Dog Creek Falls
Central Gorge, Washington
Dog Creek Falls (photographer: Greg Lief)
Hike Details
Out and back
0.2 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
Trail Features
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Trail Details

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On the Trail

Dog Creek runs between Dog Mountain and Cook Hill. One of the few waterfalls visible from SR 14, this 30-foot falls has carved a small canyon with a pool that’s a nice place to cool off in summer.

Permits & Pets

The site is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. No permits are required. We recommend always keeping your dog leashed to protect the sensitive landscape and respect other hikers.

Trail Notes

  • From the parking area, walk about 100 feet to the base of the falls.
  • Please always stay on the trail and clean your boots before and after you hike. Hikers and their dogs are common vectors for spreading invasive seeds.
  • Restrooms are not available at this site.

Pre-Hike Exploration

Dog Creek Falls is a good place to cool off after a Dog Mountain or Augspurger Mountain hike.

Directions & Travel Tips

From the intersection of SR 14 and Wind River Highway, drive 6.3 miles east on SR 14 to the large Dog Mountain parking lot and trailhead on the north side of the highway. From that trailhead, drive 2.0 miles farther east on SR 14 to a small parking area, also on the north side.