Falls Creek Falls

Trout Lake, Washington

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Hike a lowland canyon to one of the best waterfalls to be found. This trail is open to mountain bikes as well as hikers. GPS units seem to have a hard time receiving in this canyon. Soon the trace traverses below short cliffs to reach the viewpoint near the base of the beautiful, three-stage Falls Creek Falls. The elevation at the viewpoint is about 2,000 feet, and you are 1.7 miles from the Falls Creek Falls trailhead. There is some exposure at the viewpoint so if you have children with you, watch them closely. Moss-covered rocks line the falls, behind the mist, and maidenhair ferns grow from the cracks.
Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country

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Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Hike a lowland canyon to one of the best waterfalls to be found. This trail is open to mountain bikes as well as hikers. GPS units seem to have a hard time receiving in this canyon. Soon the trace traverses below short cliffs to reach the viewpoint near the base of the beautiful, three-stage Falls Creek Falls.

The elevation at the viewpoint is about 2,000 feet, and you are 1.7 miles from the Falls Creek Falls trailhead. There is some exposure at the viewpoint so if you have children with you, watch them closely. Moss-covered rocks line the falls, behind the mist, and maidenhair ferns grow from the cracks.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Trout Lake
Distance: 3.4
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: April through November
Trailhead Elevation: 1,400 feet
Top Elevation: 2,000 feet
Local Contacts: Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Wind River Ranger District, Mount Adams Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Termination Point
Driving Directions: Directions to Falls Creek Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

10/1/2013
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First time we went, signs were down so we had a fun challenge finding the trailhead. 2nd time we were pleased to follow upright signs and park in the newly levelled gravel parking lot. Trail winds up, down and around. Awesome reward with the falls at its end. During the rains, be prepared to cross little creeks across the trail. During snow be prepared to leave the vehicle behind and hike to the trail. It's all good because the hike is wonderful, tiring for novice and medium hikers, and very rewarding. Go.


10/1/2012
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Beautiful secluded hike along a creek with an amazing waterfall at the end. Best waterfall I've ever seen! The trail is easy, as a beginner hiker in my late forties, I had no problem completing the hike. The trail is a gorgeous walk along the creek under a canopy of trees. Bring a picnic, there are many places to stop along the trail, by the creek and even a spot by the waterfall. I wish I lived closer, I would hike this trail every weekend.



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