Big Creek Falls

Cougar, Washington 98616

Big Creek Falls

Big Creek Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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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Day Hiking: South Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"Along this trail, interpretive signs offer information on the flora, fauna, and geography of the area, but you won’t need signs to figure out that this land is beautiful and wild. The wide, compacted trail meanders through ancient Douglas-fir forest before reaching the viewing platform overlooking the falls." Read more

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6/25/2011
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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Trail Information

Cougar
Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
1.6
Distance
250 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Day hike
Duration
April through November
Season
2,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,000 feet
Top Elevation
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Local Contacts
USDA Gifford Pinchot National Forest map
Local Maps

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Dec 2018