Looking up at Elowah Falls. (photographer: Micheal Drewry)
Trail Description Driving Directions
Trail Alert, Sep 4, 2017: Trail closed due to Eagle Creek wildfire. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5584/ |#eaglecreekfire
At Elowah Falls, McCord Creek crashes into a huge amphitheater made up of several distinct lava flows. This is a fairly easy hike, appropriate for most beginners, leading to a 289-foot waterfall. There is a small amount of climbing involved, with a summit in the middle of the hike. Follow the trail from the parking area up to the junction, then veer left to lower trail.
Consider combining this hike with Upper McCord Creek Falls for a combined hike length of 3 miles with 712-ft elevation gain. Read more about this hike. + Read More
Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities
These trails and recreation areas in and around the Gorge are open for exploring.
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