Starvation Falls Trail

Hood River County, Oregon

Elevation Gain17ft
Trailhead Elevation129ft
Elevation Min/Max129/146ft
Elevation Start/End129/129ft

Starvation Falls Trail

Starvation Falls Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Hood River County, Oregon. It is 427 feet long and begins at 129 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 17 feet. The Starvation Creek Trailhead parking and the Starvation Creek Falls waterfall are near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Starvation Creek Trailhead.

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"Starvation Creek Falls is a towering 227-foot waterfall with a developed viewing area and picnic tables. It’s a stately waterfall in and of itself, but there are also three other waterfalls in the vicinity that can all be visited by taking a wonderfully diverse loop hike. The area is also home to some interesting Columbia River Gorge history.

The creek was originally named “Starveout Creek” due to an incident in 1884 when two trains were stranded by a blizzard in the area for two weeks. It all ended well, however, as nobody actually starved or died in the incident. Later, in 1939, the highway department constructed a massive metal weir and tunnel system to divert water from the top of what was once Warren Falls, through a massive basalt cliff to where it now spits out as Hole-in-the-Wall Falls."

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Trail Information

Hood River County
Nearby City
Skill Level
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, (800) 551-6949,
Local Contacts
DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Oregon, page 24, E4
Local Maps