Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

9:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Easy: 3.4 miles | 650-ft elev. Gain

Before you register, please:

  • Read our updated digital Liability Waiver here. You will be asked to check a box acknowledging you read waiver during registration.
  • Read our COVID-19 Event FAQ here. Friends now requires participants to be vaccinated in order to attend outings. After you register, you will be asked to present proof of vaccination.
  • Complete the CDC's Coronavirus Self-Checker 48 hours before the outing.

Outing Description

Enjoy a creek-side walk with leader Steve Carples through an old growth forest to the spectacular 335-foot, multi-tier Falls Creek Falls. Together, you will hike at a moderate pace to allow time to appreciate the sights, sounds and smells of the forest, and for our canine friends to do so as well. Well-trained, leashed dogs are welcome, but you don’t need a dog to attend.

Trained volunteers lead Friends outings

  • Hike Leader: Steve Carples
  • Hike Shepherd: Steve Sinnen

What to Bring:

  • Lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for you and your dog (1 liter for every two hours);
  • Doggy waste bags, and be prepared to carry the waste off the trail;
  • 10+ Essentials in backpack;
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen;
  • A photo/copy of your vaccination card if proof not sent via email.

What to Wear:

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes, sneakers, or boots.
  • Dress for weather: extra layers of clothing for protection against wet or cold weather. Be ready to shed layers in hot temperatures.

Fee: None

Restrooms: Nearest restroom located at the trailhead.

Managed By: U.S. Forest Service

What to expect at a Friends guided outing: Expect a supportive and welcoming space where experienced hike leaders and shepherds guide you throughout Gorge outdoor spaces. Friends outings provide the opportunity to explore the Columbia Gorge, build community, and learn how Friends is the only conservation organization entirely dedicated to protecting, preserving, and stewarding the Gorge.

A confirmation email with outing details will be sent out 3-5 days before the event.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Gonzalez at hikes@gorgefriends.org or 971-634-1265.

Photo: Benson Meyers