Cabin Creek Falls and Lancaster Falls Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Cabin Creek Falls and Lancaster Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Home Valley, Washington 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.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
954 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

hiking
11 days ago

I have dozens of favorite hikes along the Gorge but this is the only one would not do again. It starts and ends with hiking along Interstate 84 a few feet from the roar of traffic. There are several nice steep sections for good exercise and some nice forested sections with one beautiful tiny creek. The two more spectacular waterfalls are at the end of the hike if you are going clockwise around the loop. So if waterfalls are your goal just walk along 84 a short ways to see the falls.

The biggest issue is that large portions of the hike are in clear cut areas below power lines and large sections of the trail are overgrown with poison oak. There is one short side trail with an amazing view of the Gorge but other than that there are few view points. Be aware that the parking lot is jammed on summer weekends so go on a weekday. Better yet head to one of the many more attractive hikes along the Gorge.

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27 days ago

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hiking
5 months ago

I did this hike last week - Thought this was a great hike! Initial climb gets you up to the views fast and there are 2 opportunities for creative river crossing (due to no bridges present). Be careful to keep track of where you are on this trail, small exposure and tons of waterfalls!!!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This trail was a bit off from the directions in the link above in that just prior to reaching your 16 mile mark on Winberry Creek rd BEFORE the little bridge you will see a spur rd to your left. Take that and you will see the trail head straight ahead about 50 ft. The trail itself is a workout to say the least, not for a leisure hiker. It is easy to follow until you get about 1 mile in and it becomes very over grown and difficult to see. Not much for views, and the summit is less than impressive. There is one view almost to the summit that is nicer than the summit view. Other than that, you are pretty much in dense forest, very little old growth and lots of selal brush overgrowing the trail throughout. I wouldn't choose this hike again with all the other ones this area has to offer.

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

hiking
Sunday, September 15, 2013