Falls Creek Falls Trail 152a is a hiking trail in Skamania County, Washington. It is within Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 1,413 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,027 feet. The trail ends near the Falls Creek Falls cliff.
Falls Creek Falls Trail 152a Professional Reviews and Guides
"This pleasant 3.4-mile out-and-back day hike leads you through low-elevation forest to one of the most impressive waterfalls accessible by trail in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Thundering Falls Creek Falls, the endpoint of this short hike, plunges more than 200 feet, surrounded by lush fern- and moss-draped cliffs.To hikers familiar with the southern Cascades, waterfalls and Columbia Gorge are synonymous. But the trails to those waterfalls, mostly on the Oregon side and a short drive from Portland off Interstate 84, can be less than peaceful on weekends, filled with throngs of tourists and locals alike out for a quick jaunt."
--Ron Adkison & David Wortman, Hiking Washington (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."
--Fred Barstad, Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country (Falcon Guides).
"Looking for an easy trail to a spectacular destination? This is it. This 1.7-mile ramble gains about 700 feet—which you will hardly notice on the way and will forget entirely when you reach one of the area’s most impressive waterfalls. And if you’re willing to put in a little more effort, you can visit the top of the falls."
--Paul Gerald, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland (Menasha Ridge Press).
"A superb three-tiered waterfall lures the hiker at the end of a riverside trail. Listen. The sound of the creek from below the trail, beside it, and above it will cue your family to the nearness of the rapids and the waterfall. Have the kids listen carefully and guess how close they are to the cataract."
--Joan Burton, Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades (The Mountaineers Books).
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