Dry Creek Falls via PCT

MODERATE 241 reviews

Dry Creek Falls via PCT is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

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.

2 days ago

Was a nice hike on the PCT and easy to go further on the trail if you choose. The waterfall was nice and not too many people. Good to stop and eat lunch.

14 days ago

A nice, fairly undemanding hike but not a lot of visual bang.

21 days ago

Meh. The trail is short and bumpy with a waterfall that is decent, but not great relative to the surrounding area.

1 month ago

Loved it! Low traffic and it's easy to extend the length further on the PCT should you choose. My Westie did an awesome job and loves being able to soak his feet in the creek!

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1 month ago

Fairly easy hike that is mostly shaded which makes it pleasant. The waterfall is beautiful and not too many hikers around 4:00. It’s peaceful and serene.

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1 month ago

First, I would not rate this as moderate. It is most definitely easy. It’s just about 2 miles in. It’s a steady incline so you don’t really feel it. The devastation from
the Eagle Creek fire is heartbreaking, but at least there is some green coming back by way of ground cover. There are some loose rocky spots but nothing difficult. The fall is beautiful just Ike all the PNW falls.

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1 month ago

Would be 5 stars but rocks on majority of hike so be careful for your ankles! Beautiful quick and fun hike. Good for kids. Lots of visible damage still but still worth it.

1 month ago

PCT up to Dry Creek Falls was pretty easy but there was lots of devastating fire damage from the Eagle Creek Fire. Sad to see the tree corpses, but many hardy trees survived and I’m glad the trail has reopened. Dry Creek Falls a great surpise. Clear, cold and beautiful!! Walked back via Dry Creek Road, but would not do it. again. Gravel road almost all the way.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike staring at bridge of the gods. And joins with the PCT for a portion which is cool. But with the fire road and trail plus PCT trail all merging, some more signage would be useful. A portion of it is heavy gravel (road) but rest is soft dirt trail.

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2 months ago

Really pretty hike with a gorgeous view of the falls at the end. The trail was a bit rocky, but otherwise not too bad, just have to be aware of your footing at times.

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2 months ago

I’d probably rate this as an easy trail. The falls are great and we only met a handful of others on the trail. It was pretty sad seeing all the damage from the wildfire throughout the hike.

2 months ago

A beautiful hike. the online maps say it is closed, but it is not closed. my wife and I had no problems hiking up to the waterfall. we then went a bit further down the pct till it met with the Herman Bridge TR. we took the Herman Bridge TR back down then walked back to are start for a nice 10.7 mile hike. (the Herman Bridge TR is also open and cleared for hiking in spite of the closed that it says on line)

2 months ago

Beautiful falls. Not too difficult hike (we even took 5 beginners). The trail wasn’t busy- even on a Saturday.

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2 months ago

Spectacular falls! Many wildflowers in early July. Blackberries and thimbleberries along the trail barely starting to ripen. Not too much poison oak.

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5 months ago

Trail is technically closed right now due to wildfire damage. However, trail is clear of debris and is an easy beautiful hike to the waterfall.

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5 months ago

This was my first hike, and one of the best simple ones I have ever done. Make sure to stop at the brewery on your way out!

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Lovey walk with shade from the trees. Quite trail and easy to find the way with good trail markers along route. Beautiful waterfall.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Easy access. Trail narrow at times and a bit rocky. Watch your footing. The falls provided some much needed air conditioning by the time we reached them. Overall, easy hike.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nice easy hike. About 2.1 miles on the PCT in the beginning, followed by a jaunt up a gravel road to dry creek falls.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nice easy trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end.

Monday, August 07, 2017

It was beautiful and the falls are awesome. Pretty easy hike though. I like them a little longer if they're not as difficult

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nice hike and nice falls. The hardest part is the first mile

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fairly easy hike. We went with our little toddler in a baby carrier and all of us enjoyed it.
Stop by and say hello to Herman the sturgeon on your way back and make it an outing!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Nice moderate hike. Beautiful Oregon greenery hike to a nice waterfall. Not crowded at all for a Thursday afternoon around 1600.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

June 18, 2017 (Father's Day)

The trailhead is at the edge of a residential block on SW Moody Ave, right by the bridge.

The trail was beautiful, well maintained and led to the incredible Dry Creek Falls. There were only a dozen or so hikers on the trail around 11am, and by 1pm there were a lot more people on the trail (on my way back from the falls.) Still open parking spots though.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

Pretty hike through the woods, nothing too strenuous. Falls at the end are absolutely stunning.

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Friday, June 02, 2017

good hike! very low traffic. wasnt amazing though, may not come back, but i enjoyed it.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A classic PNW day hike that was far quieter than expected for being such a nice day. Elevation gain, though light is skewed towards the start of the hike rather than the end where you find yourself wandering along some surprisingly big drop offs.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Went in the pouring rain but still a great hike. Very green and the waterfall was flowing. Well maintained trail. A little difficult to find it (you have to cross the bridge of gods toll road and go uphill on the trail then turn right under 84 and follow a gravel road off to the right. PCT southbound is the trail on the left (a gorge trail is on the right) at the twin trailhead.) This trail is rated as moderate, but I found it to be quite easy and I'm a slow hiker with bad knees. It is very gradual elevation gain; no part of it felt rigorous at all. I thought it was much easier than Lattourell falls which is rated as easy. I took 2 dogs and they had a good time, too.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beautiful hike through the forest on the PCT. Not too busy on a weekday. Trail is well maintained. Dry Creek Falls is spectacular!

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