The Eagle Creek fire has closed most trails from Wyeth to Troutdale.

Lancaster Falls

Central Gorge, Oregon

Lancaster Falls
Lancaster Falls (photographer: Micheal Drewry)

Trail Features

  • WaterfallWaterfall

Trail Description Driving Directions

alert Trail Alert, Sep 4, 2017: Trail closed due to Eagle Creek wildfire.  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5584/ | #eaglecreekfire 


This new section of Historic Highway State Trail boasts views of three waterfalls in 1.2 miles! While these falls have always been accessible to hikers; now, for the first time, they are accessible from a paved, well-graded universal trail. The hike to Lancaster Falls is a westward out-and-back hike or bicycle ride. As it parallels I-84 you’ll pass over Warren Creek bridge to an overlook and picnicking spot at Hole-In-the-Wall Falls. The trail currently ends at Lancaster Falls, named for the Columbia River Highway’s designer and engineer, Samuel Lancaster. This waterfall is just visible from a viewpoint along the State Trail but for a better look at Lancaster Falls, take a hike up Starvation Ridge Trail. 

The Lancaster Falls trail connects with an existing 1.2-mile section of the State Trail that runs east from Starvation Creek Trailhead to Viento State Park making for a nice 5-mile hike or bike ride.

There are four waterfalls awaiting you in about a 1-mile stretch.  From east to west, they are: 

Distance from Starvation Creek Trailhead (approximate)
  • Starvation Creek Falls  (0.1 miles east)
  • Cabin Creek Falls  (0.3 miles west)
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Falls  (0.6 miles west)
  • Lancaster Falls  (0.8 miles west)
- Courtesy of Oregon State Parks
 
Other hikes leading from Starvation Creek Trailhead include: + Read More

Trail Details

  • Type: Out and back
  • Distance: 1.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 100 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly: Yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms: Yes
  • Trailhead Pass Trailhead Pass: No

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Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities

Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities

These trails and recreation areas in and around the Gorge are open for exploring.

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Driving Directions

Starvation Creek Trailhead:  Traveling east on I-84, take Exit #55/Starvation Creek State Park and Rest Area (eastbound exit only). Traveling west on I-84, you'll continue past Exit #55 to Exit #51/Wyeth and come back east. The Starvation Ridge and Mt. Defiance trails begin at the west end of the parking lot by walking alongside the freeway. Starvation Creek Falls is east of the restrooms. + Read More

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