Falls Creek Falls
Central Gorge, Washington
Falls Creek Falls (photographer: Micheal Drewry)
Hike Details
Type:
Out and back
Distance:
3.4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
700 feet
Difficulty:
Easy
Trail Features
Family Friendly:
Yes
Restrooms:
Yes
Trailhead Pass:
No
Trail Details
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Beginning at the end of Road 3062, this trail follows Falls Creek, climbing through a 30 to 60 year old forest for about 1 1/2 miles. A cable suspension bridge spans a rock gorge providing spectacular views of the white water of Falls Creek. Continue uphill for 0.7 miles, crossing a creek, to the base of the waterfall. Be prepared to get wet! The creek can be deep in the early seasons.

We recommend coupling this hike with nearby Panther Creek Falls.


Directions & Travel Tips

Falls Creek Falls Trailhead: Take I-84 to Exit #44/Cascade Locks. Cross over Bridge of the Gods ($2 toll) and turn right onto WA Hwy 14. In about 5.5 miles turn left/north at the Carson exit/Wind River Road/Hwy 30 (blinking yellow light). Continue just under 15 miles north on this Hwy. Watch speed limits in some sections; it slows to 35 mph. Watch for the Carson Fish Hatchery (2nd one) on your left. After MP 14, you'll come to a Y intersection with Mineral Springs Rd straight ahead. Veer right continuing on Wind River Rd for less than a mile; watch for the sign for Falls Creek trails and Road #3062. Turn right on this gravel road driving two miles taking you directly to the graveled parking lot at the trailhead. Restroom located at the trailhead. Restroom stops: - On the OR side, at the Bridge of the Gods/Dry Creek Falls trailhead. - On the WA side, where Hwy 14 & Bridge of the Gods intersect at Skamania County's Visitor Center (summer only outhouse). - At the Texaco at the far end of Carson across from the lumber mill.