Panther Creek Falls

Central Gorge, Washington

Panther Creek Falls
Panther Creek Falls (photographer: Warren Morgan)

Trail Features

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Trail Description Driving Directions

This is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the entire Gorge region. It's a hidden gem inside the Gifford Pinchot National Forest that few people know about. It's a short walk to a wooden viewing platform perfectly perched for one to marvel at such a unique waterfall. Allow plenty of time to soak in the different combinations of waterfalls and to let your eyes explore the hanging gardens and rich colors of moss.
 
We recommend coupling this hike with nearby Falls Creek Falls+ Read More

Trail Details

  • Type: Out and back
  • Distance: 0.4 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 200 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly: Yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms: No
  • Trailhead Pass Trailhead Pass: No

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Driving Directions

Panther Creek Falls Trailhead:  Cross the Bridge of the Gods ($2 toll). Turn right and head east on WA Hwy 14. At MP 47.5 turn north/left onto Wind River Rd. (This is 3 miles east of Stevenson or 17 miles west of the Hood River Bridge). Travel on Wind River Rd to Carson's 4-way stop. Continue to go straight for 4.7 miles to the second of the "Old State Road" right turns, also signed for Panther Creek campground. Turn right here and then immediately left onto Panther Creek Road. Travel 7.2 miles to the falls. However, the falls are easy to miss. Look for a large gravel/dirt pull-out on the right hand side at the base of a large rock cliff. Sometimes this area is signed with Panther Creek falls but don't count on it. It gets pulled down by locals. You'll find the trail on the road about 50 yards back. + Read More

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