Lower Starvation Loop

MODERATE 5 reviews

Lower Starvation Loop is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

2.3 miles
738 feet



nature trips




wild flowers

Paved access to trailhead from parking lot Steep climb to Starvation Ridge trail Viewpoint between Cabin Creek and Warren Creek Two creek crossings (no bridge): Cabin Creek and Warren Creek Short spur off to Lancaster Falls Hole-in-the-Wall Falls at junction with Historic Highway

4 days ago

17 days ago

1 month ago

Great parking lot, easy paved trail to get started on. We headed up the ridge first (took the first left) and it was really steep with a few washed out places that make you take your time. We turned left at the next sign, took in the great view of the canyon, then went back to the sign and headed to the creek. We didn't have time to finish the loop so we headed back down the steep side. We'll definitely come back and finish the whole thing.

2 months ago

Great short loop with a little of everything: viewpoint overlooking the river, wildflowers, stream crossings, waterfalls. Easy access from the freeway, parking, and not to far off the beaten path for those who aren't looking to go full-adventure. The hike is in close proximity to the I-84, so you can hear highway traffic. The trail winds around an older transmission line that also takes a bit away from the landscape. However the view was great, Lancaster Falls is practically ON the trail, and the alpine meadow was full of wildflowers. Be aware that the climb to get to Starvation Ridge Trail is steep. I strongly advise going up that trail rather than down.

10 months ago