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Dry Creek Falls via PCT is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 830 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Waterfall

Wildlife

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Getting There

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

As of May 2020 this trail is still marked closed. Directions from Stevenson: Travel west on State Highway 14 for approximately three miles, just past the Bridge of Gods, to the trailhead.

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Justin McGrath
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Hiking

Depending on your hiking level, this is moderate in my book. It’s nice but it’s a rocky trail so you will have to be prepared for good hiking shoes. I wore chacos and made it up and down but I was tired when I got back. I almost watered up at the top from the waterfall area. watch out for the fresh bear droppings. Seemed to hear a few up there. Cool trail but I wouldn’t do it again.

Melody Kranz
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Hiking

We walked this trail today. It was open, not busy, easy and SO picturesque! The waterfall at the end of the walk was stunning. Most everyone wore masks. Well maintained trail!

Natalee Webb
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Hiking

We took PCT from Cascade Locks to Herman Creek campground. 7.5 miles. Beautiful. Mostly shaded and not too steep. Highly recommend.

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Genevieve Pollio
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Nice and Easy trail. Beautiful waterfall

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kayla bryson
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Hiking

Two bears were on either side of the trail about a mile or so in. We heard the first one to the left and it bolted immediately. Moments later we saw another one closer to the trail on the right side. It gave us a good look before slowly moving along after we made ourselves known with clear and loud words. Both bears headed off in the direction of the rest of the trail. There were only two of us hikers, and I only had my knife and hiking stick, so we decided to turn back. I've been on this trail twice over the last year and never saw anything like this! It's berry season in the area and the bears know it! Take precautions and make noise while hiking! :)

Laura Maple
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Nat Boyer
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parked on the street near the trailhead. nice trail, well marked, some opportunities for good views on the way. the waterfall itself is so beautiful. nice place to hang a hammock and chill for a bit.

Toby Black
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Hiking

Beautiful shades of green. Rocks aren’t fun in places. Water fall is the cherry on top!

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Marc Shumaker
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Hiking

Mostly shaded, steady uphill (but never steep), somewhat busy trail. Beautiful and powerful waterfall at the end as a reward!

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Jamie Shaddock
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HikingBugsMuddy

A great hike with a very easy to follow trail. however, it is not 3.6 miles and not 830 elevation gain. We recorded 5.5 miles and about 1,200 elevation gain. Still fairly easy! My 4 yo hiked it on his own and my 2yo made it most of the way without help.

Karina Mosiienko
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Hiking

Really nice hike

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Gabriela McCarter
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Brenda Schantzen
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Bonnie Irby
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Hiking

Fantastic trail, well marked.

Roger Donahe
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Hiking

Nice easy hike with great payoff of the waterfall. Good condition, just a few muddy spots in the first half mile.

Alicia Woodford-Mazzi
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HikingMuddyRocky

This trail was in great shape! We started underneath the over pass and made our way on the PCT. About halfway through, the path forked off near a bridge and we continued right. Highly recommend rain or shine!!

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Roksolana Shyyka
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Hiking

Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall! Not too crowded on the weekend. I’d say it’s more than 3.6miles.

Kiki Piccard
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HikingFee

Pretty popular trail. Good amount of traffic on a sunday. Beautiful hike to to large waterfall for lunch and then pretty easy hike back via the pct to dry creek falls

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Allan McInnis
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Seth Devlin
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Hiking

Rocky trail. Not a friendly bike trail. Nice waterfall

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Kamille Martinez
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Redemption Hiker
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Fun falls.

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Shirley Hoem
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Hiking

Because people had reviewed this trail a few days ago we headed there and was very disappointed that this trail is still CLOSED. Do not hike here until it is opened.

Nimit Patel
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Hiking

5/15 Most information for this hike say to park at the Bridge of Gods Trailhead but it’s much easier to park right at the trailhead where Moody Ave and Undine St intersect, on an unmarked gravel road. You will see space to park on the right side of the trailhead. Follow the PCT until you reach a bridge. Turn right here to go to the falls. Do not take the bridge. There is a sign pointing to Dry Creek Falls. There is a cool bridge to cross and then you can walk up to the bottom of the falls. There were a lot of bugs when we went so either use spray or layer up. It was just over 4.4 miles roundtrip.

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Brittny Godwin
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HikingRocky

We took our 3 dogs on this hike and loved it. The waterfall is absolutely breathtaking. The tree’s provide plenty of shade so you don’t feel like your being roasted by the sun. The wooden bridge was rustic and fun to take pictures on.

Julia K.
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HikingMuddyRocky
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