Big Creek Falls

Cougar, Washington

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Stroll through old-growth forest, passing two spectacular waterfalls, to the rim of the Lewis River Canyon. The wide, well-maintained path begins through a mixed forest of western hemlock, alder, and Douglas fir. The wide, well-maintained path begins through a mixed forest of western hemlock, alder, and Douglas fir. In a few yards you pass a bench and come to a trail junction. Bear right at the junction and walk a few more feet to a rail fence and the first view of Big Creek Falls. It’s tempting to step behind the fence, but this is a dangerous spot so stay back and be sure to keep your children back away from the cliffs. The route bears to the left and soon comes to other, better and safer, viewpoints.
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Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Stroll through old-growth forest, passing two spectacular waterfalls, to the rim of the Lewis River Canyon. The wide, well-maintained path begins through a mixed forest of western hemlock, alder, and Douglas fir. The wide, well-maintained path begins through a mixed forest of western hemlock, alder, and Douglas fir. In a few yards you pass a bench and come to a trail junction.

Bear right at the junction and walk a few more feet to a rail fence and the first view of Big Creek Falls. It’s tempting to step behind the fence, but this is a dangerous spot so stay back and be sure to keep your children back away from the cliffs. The route bears to the left and soon comes to other, better and safer, viewpoints.

© 2005 Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cougar
Distance: 1.6
Elevation Gain: 250 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike
Season: April through November
Trailhead Elevation: 2,000 feet
Top Elevation: 2,000 feet
Local Contacts: Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Local Maps: USDA Gifford Pinchot National Forest map
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Creek Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

6/25/2011
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Very short trail to the falls, which are spectacular! Proceed downstream along the edge of an impressive canyon for an eventual view over the upper Lewis River valley. Be careful with kids or dogs, as the canyon below is deep and steep.



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