Dry Creek Falls via PCT

MODERATE 50 reviews

Dry Creek Falls via PCT is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, OR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

3.7 miles 954 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

waterfall

Directions from Stevenson: Travel west on State Highway 14 for approximately three miles, just past the Bridge of Gods, to the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. Waterfall is worth the hike up.

scenic driving
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy trail for families and it leads to a pretty waterfall! Use your forest pass and hook another hike to this in the gorge area because it is short...just enough to make you want to chase more waterfalls. Its leveled the entire way. Park at the trailhead and cross the street (watch for traffic from people driving to and from the toll bridge). You will be under the main highway and you need to stay to the right towards the pacific crest trail south.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked 3/4 of the way to Herman Creek Trailhead. Pretty flat, no real spikes in elevation. A few good views but mostly dense forest and a few waterfalls. $5 to park.

hiking
2 months ago

Simple, easy hike through parts of the PCT. $5 parking. Lots of kids and people just hanging out by the waterfall eating sandwiches so arrive super early if you actually want to enjoy it.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail for kids and dogs. The trail is well maintained and not heavily trafficked.

2 months ago

I only hiked to Dry Creek Falls (and had done so by mistake) but it was beautiful!! Kudos to those that do so much more than I did!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great fall and a short 30-40 minute hike if you park by the power lines off of Dry Creek Rd. Park at the gate and walk directly across the power lines to the old logging road that is adjacent to the Creek. When you get to the bridge for the Pacific Crest Trail turn right and the falls will be five minutes up the path.

3 months ago

Although the trail is pretty easy and doable with dogs/kids, it's difficult to locate even with directions.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice falls. For the over 60 hiker I recommend trekking poles.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for the whole family.

trail running
3 months ago

Awesome trail run with a great waterfall!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail once you get past the roads. Beautiful creek and falls.

hiking
4 months ago

a great hike for the entire family. The falls were beautiful and the actual hike was fairly easy.

hiking
4 months ago

Very easy hike for all people. The falls at the end is absolutely gorgeous also!

hiking
4 months ago

Great fairly easy hike. The falls were awesome. Kind of hard to find, but follow the google map directions into what looks like a neighborhood, go straight onto the gravel road and you will find the trail head. It doesn't say Dry Creek Falls on it, but says "pacific crest trail south" and a few others. That is the trail head. Only passed 3-4 other couples hiking down as we got there around 3-4pm. Lots of mosquitos despite spraying us down.

4 months ago

4 months ago

The falls are lovely.