Siouxon Trail is a 21.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Amboy, WA 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.
From Vancouver, north on I-5 to Highway 503, exit 21. Drive east 45 miles to Pine Creek Information Center. Turn right and continue on Forest Service Road 90 to Northeast Healy Road, in the town of Clehatchie. Turn right and go 10 miles to Forest Service Road 57. Turn left and drive 1.5 miles to Forest Service Road 5701. Turn left and drive 4 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road.
Gorgeous. .. plenty of huckleberries to snack on... beautiful waterfalls .. one of my favorite trails for sure.
This was the perfect trail for a day out with the family. The route between the trailhead and Chinook Falls was mostly rolling without any harsh uphill climbs. We will most definitely be visiting again, only next time we will be packing in a tent and some sleeping bags!
Great trail! My first time in a backpack trip in 25+ years, my son's first ever. Wonderful cover, lots of water fill spots, beautiful waterfalls. Several camping spots, though not an abundance.
super fun!! good place too go swimming as well!
Long drive to get there, but that makes for less traffic on the trail. Easy access brings the crowds. Tons of clover and ferns everywhere you look and plenty of options for backpacking. We will be back to stay the night. Go hike it!
Excellent Trail and well maintained with two you bridges and picnic area. Aqua blue pools and waterfalls make this a very pleasant hike whether you start at where the trail 130 first meets FR 7501 (10.5 mile out and back to the falls) or at the Siouxon Trailhead at the end of the road (8 mile out and back to the falls). I did this hike in conjunction with a loop of Huffman Peak, on the way up crossing the creek at Wildcat Creek (trail 156) which is just before the second turn off for Horseshoe Ridge ( trail 140) Be aware Green map has these junctions at the same spot they are approximately 0.2 mile apart. On the back down took 130A which comes out at the falls. Only word of caution is this trail which is narrow at times is used by bicyclists who can be at high speeds coming down the hill after the old forestry road section of the trail. However Siouxon Trail is well worth the journey to get there especially if you can hike it during the week rather than the weekend.
Nice easy hike with amazing waterfall views.
Old growth forest. Dog friendly and family friendly. Easy hike, easy to get to, not horribly crowded. Camping spots available. One of the most beautiful rivers I've ever seen. Downside: no fishing.
We completed a backpacking trip on June 21 on this trail. The Siouxon Creek trail is a gem in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest that we had never visited. Its lush, verdant greenery is kept mostly shaded by large, second growth trees (this area was destroyed in the Yacolt Burn of 1902). The creek itself is pretty as a picture, with crystal clear waters and multiple gorgeous waterfalls. We hiked in about 4.2 miles on Friday afternoon and set up camp near where Chinook Creek dumps into Siouxon. We quickly noticed little mice running about the sites, foraging for dinner. Determined that our food would not become theirs, we strung a waterproof bag with all our food between two trees, six feet or so off the ground. We headed to bed early, all of us tired from hauling our 20-30 lbs packs down the trail. The next morning, I found that our idea had not thwarted the plans of the mice. They had climbed six feet up the tree, walked the paracord tightrope to our bag of food, chewed into it, and ate our corn tortillas and roasted plantains. So, if you backpack it, bring a ratsack, as they are persistent and bold little buggers ;). Please note: the attached link incorporates a re-routed section of trail that in the 60s ran along the north side of the creek. Only folks with very good routefinding skills should attempt to follow the loop portion of this track.
Beautiful hike! Lots of waterfalls and things to see, the trail is pretty flat and the water is nice. Although the trailhead is out of the way, there are usually multiple groups out on the trail on any given weekend. I would recommend trying to hit this hike during the middle of the week during the summer, it can get pretty crowded. That being said, this is a fairly easy hike and is one of my favorites in the area. Camping is allowed and no permit is required!
very pretty hike, not sure of the mileage, some say 7. 7, 8.2 this says 9.6. but it doesn't matter, it was well worth it!
Beautiful hike. Medium difficulty just because the home stretch is straight uphill. I think the most difficult part is watching for bikers. Well worth it.
Not sure horses are listed as allowed here as they are not allowed.
Wonderful for a short backback hike out then a night camping then a hike back.
Trailhead Road was blocked. You can trek down the 3.5 miles slope with some light snow at top, Overall a great day and trail. Beautiful waterfall w/ Bridge
Long drive but worth it, Beautiful. Moderate ride, some loose rocks..
This was my first solo trip and this trail proved to be excellent in my opinion. It wasn't overly technical at all. I think a rider between novice and moderate would do well also. I am not an uphill rider at all and this trail suited me just fine. There were a few spots where I had to get off and walk but the majority of my ride was in the seat. The views are phenomenal. The scenery excellent. I came across a few hikers and everyone was very polite and quick to move out of my way without asking. I will return again for more trail!!