Explore the most popular waterfall trails in Gifford Pinchot National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I did about 9 miles of this trail (out and back) and it was amazing! Lots of waterfalls, lots of places to climb around the waterfalls and lots of little swimming holes if it's warm enough. The trail was not very hard at all just kinda meanders with no crazy elevation gains. Will definitely take people back here.

Couldn’t get to the trail as there was still a lot of icy snow.

Beautiful, crystal clear water!

Fun hike! Chinook Creek Falls was a beauty!

Holy cow that was amazing!! Definitely worth makeing it to the upper falls

Beautiful hike, pretty easy. I would suggest the completing the loop. You will not be right on the river for half of it if you do but the forest is beautiful!

Such a beautiful hike!!!

It's a teeny bit scary but definitely use the ropes to get to the bottom--100% worth it!!!! Hardly anybody there, so so beautiful and close to the road.

Trail is beautiful, incline after Covel Falls is where it becomes hard, but Angel Falls is totally worth the incline! Some trail signs are missing, but they are working on replacing them. Over all a great trail and the waterfalls are worth it!

Great hike. We're first timers and though there are a couple steep areas (right near the parking lot, killer on the way back) it was a fantastic experience. Great camp areas; though most of them are at the end there are a few in the first 1-2 miles and some nicely hidden ones at the bottom of the first major waterfall if you take the trail downhill.

Road is paved all the way up but there are fairly regular washouts and bulges that will hit you hard if you don't watch out. Our Outback did great but anything too low might be dicey.

Overall amazing, just amazing!

A beautiful hike! Easy trail to follow and not hard at all. Beautiful views of Lower, Middle, & Upper Falls. Be careful by the overhanging rock face part of the trail as it seems rocks fall often in this area. Other than that the trail is very safe.

This is an amazing hike! Can’t recommend it enough :)

When is it open??? I tried many times to come here but its always closed

Wonderfully beautiful hike! The waterfall is incredibly majestic and powerful. Follows a creek and there are a few bridges.

Breathtakingly beautiful waterfall

Great uphill hike with an awesome view of the falls at the top! Lots of dogs and happy people on the trail. Highly recommended!

Beautiful hike and pretty easy

What a great hike! The falls were beautiful and I was the only person on the trail.

Such a short little hike, but oh the beauty!!! We were not brave enough to do the rope to the bottom, but plenty of people were down there so it is doable!

Wow! Was not expecting this waterfall as I made the final turn before it appeared through the trees. The photos don't even do it justice. Definitely worth the hike.

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27 days ago

Our 2nd hike of the year. It was a beautiful hike that is well worth walk. There is high traffic, but friendly people all the up the trail.

Loved the falls in the spring the water is running. Great time awesome Falls.

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1 month ago

We got poured on, which doesn't bother us. Trail was muddy but very manageable, but it is very narrow and steep drop offs in some places so be mindful when it's wet. I was surprised by the amount of people we saw. The last part of the road going in was pretty pot-holed so all the traffic was a bit of a shock. It's a spectacular hike though and the waterfall is huge. So loud sometimes you don't realize it until you get a bit away.

Super short trail right from the roadside. Took us a minute to find the trail from the parking lot, but amazingly enough there were some obvious indicators, like waterfall spray painted on the road... We were looking up not down, saw that on the way up. The falls were amazing. We got a short sunny break, which made for a great photo op.

Awesome trail .....

Trail was well maintained and absolutely gorgeous. I’m new to hiking, and really out of shape but with breaks on the hills i managed to middle falls and back. Couple muddy spots but no issue getting through/around them. Absolutely worth the hard work to get there!

Everything about this hike was amazing. A bit busy for my taste but how can you resist. The falls were breathtaking!! Will highly recommend to everyone who I can.

Beautiful falls. Trail was nice.

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