trip reports

July 2, 2011

Falls Creek Falls

Location: Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Southwest Washington
Distance: 6.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,050 feet

I didn’t think that many people knew about this hike, but it was fairly crowded, so the word must be out. The Falls Creek Falls waterfall off of Falls Creek is quite spectacular, so it’s no wonder. There are three tiers to the waterfall and the top two can be seen from the trail before you reach the falls, then the bottom two are in full view at the base of the falls. Turning the hike into a loop by hiking to the upper trail has the added benefit of far fewer people and a great view of the canyon.

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