Upper McCord Falls (photographer: Joe Urmos)
Trail Description Driving Directions
Trail Alert, Jul 12, 2018: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening.
This hike begins at the same location as the Nesmith Point and Elowah hikes. Follow trail #400 along an abandoned road and up a steep incline, where you will come across a junction. Bear right and follow the trail uphill toward McCord Creek Falls. After a few switchbacks, the view will open up to great vistas of the Gorge and Mt. Adams. The trail is cut into the wall and has railings for safety. You will see Elowah Falls from the top, just before entering the forest and coming to McCord Creek Falls. This is a remarkable double falls and well worth the trip. Note that sometimes on dry summer days, only one falls may be flowing.
Combine this hike with a sidetrip to Elowah Falls for a combined hike of 3 miles gaining 712-ft elevation. 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.