Haines, Lee Falls and Little Lee Falls

EASY 4 reviews

Haines, Lee Falls and Little Lee Falls is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gaston, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
849 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

hiking
21 days ago

This trail is more of a gravel road for cars that people walk on. About two miles in there is a really beautiful waterfall that makes an equally great swimming spot, but that's the best part of the whole trail. The Lee Falls description says it's 7.5 miles, but really it's 3ish miles out until you hit a no trespassing sign, and then if you keep going you have about another mile until you hit a federal no trespassing sign with a huge gated fence. That's where we turned around. There are power lines for most of the trail because of the water regulation plants beyond the no trespassing signs we encountered.

There really isn't anything exciting past that first waterfall to be frank... If you're looking for a good hike, this isn't the place. This is more of a short hike to the waterfall so you can go swimming in the deep pool below it.

As far as parking is concerned, THERE IS NO PARKING BY THE TRAIL HEAD. THERE ARE "NO PARKING" SIGNS EVERYWHERE. If you want to go to this waterfall, I suggest going to the trail head (a big yellow gate) and turning around. Drive back up the hill you just came down until you find an alcove to pull out on. The little dirt patches on the side of the road are around a quarter of a mile away from the trail head, but that's the best parking you're going to get.

I enjoyed the hike but was pretty disappointed we had to turn around early. If I went back I would only pack to go swimming. I WOULD recommend this trail.. just please be aware of the parking situation and that the trail is cut short by fences, so you really should only go for swimming and viewing the gorgeous waterfall. Have fun!

hiking
25 days ago

No place to park so couldn't take the hike. WA county needs to maintain road and create parking.

2 months ago

Hostile land owners no place to park