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Falls Creek #152A

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 4.5 (8)

A beautiful short hike along a creek to a great waterfall.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Point to Point

2,080' 634 m

High

1,416' 432 m

Low

770' 235 m

Up

107' 33 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly This is a fairly short trail with moderate inclines that follows a beautiful river to a great waterfall; however, few sections of trail have a decent drop-off.

FR 3062 is gated in the winter from Dec. 1 - March 31, about 2 miles before the trailhead.

Description

There is a large gravel parking area at the end of Forest Road 3062 and a pit toilet. During the winter NF 3062 is gated about two miles before the trailhead with room to park for only a few cars. The road can have potholes but should be easy enough for any car.

Falls Creek #152 starts from the NE corner of the parking lot and quickly passes Falls Creek #152B before arriving at Falls Creek. At a little over a third of a mile you'll cross the creek on a nice suspension bridge that offers great views of the rapids. The trail then follows the north edge of the creek before gaining a bit of elevation. You'll cross a super-mossy tributary on another bridge and skirt past some cliffs before Falls Creek Falls comes into view. The trail ends at the base of the bottom-tiers: a 91 foot plunge and 135 foot mid section. The ~100 foot top tier of the falls is difficult to see from here. The roots and rocks at the base of the falls can be slippery from the falls' mist. Return the way you came!

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Karl W

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  4.5 from 8 votes

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Falls Creek Falls, Apr 09, 2016
May 4, 2016 near Stevenson, WA
Falls Creek Falls after a heavy week of rain.
Nov 23, 2021 near Stevenson, WA
A bridge crosses over this small stream.
Nov 26, 2021 near Stevenson, WA
The suspension bridge offers nice views of the creek
Nov 26, 2021 near Stevenson, WA

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Oct 12, 2021
Shawneen Gonzalez
1.9mi
Oct 15, 2020
Dean Nutt
Absolutely beautiful hike. The waterfall is gorgeous. 1.6mi
Aug 2, 2019
Claudia Hume
Jul 6, 2019
Jim Hawthorne
2 mi. gravel road to trailhead. Easy hike to fallsz 1.8mi
Sep 18, 2018
Shannon R
Dry, definitely earlier in spring/summer there will be wet spots/some wet crossings. 2mi
Jan 8, 2018
Richard Ormsby
Worth the hike to the falls. Icy at parts but beautiful. We had to hike about 2 miles up the road to the trailhead-road closed to cars. Awesome hike! 1.7mi
Jan 2, 2018
Douglas Fur
Redo during summet
Jun 23, 2017
Dennis Dukaric