Pup Creek Falls via Indian Henry Trailhead

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Pup Creek Falls via Indian Henry Trailhead is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Estacada, 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.

8.7 miles
1627 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




nature trips

trail running






wild flowers

Great year round, moderate hike. Can be technical over creek crossings and fallen trees. Trail clear most of the time. Steady elevation gains. Opportunities to picnic about half way in by the Clackamas River. Pup Creek Falls is a hidden gem. More impressive than Multnomah Falls with far fewer people.

17 days ago

Hiked 03/03/18 - Having hiked the lower section of the Clackamas River Trail several times, I was eager to see this part. I think I prefer this section to the lower. Snow was still present, though not an issue. There are some very nice large trees and smaller waterfalls along the trail. I think my favorite part of this trail is between 1.5 - 2 miles in. There are more than a handful of waterfalls and really cool basalt ledges here, although I think many of these falls are seasonal. The boulder crossing at Pup Creek was the only obstacle, though not a problem for me. The boulders are well placed on both sides of the bank, but the middle is missing a few "steps." The overall trail description is spot on. Have fun. If you pack it in, pack it out. Even food waste is considered trash... ahem... I'm talking to you, leaver of orange peels. :)

26 days ago

One of my absolute favorite hikes of all time. Went to see the eclipse here and literally only saw one other group. This hike is totally under rated. Pup creek falls is amazing and beautiful and you can hike up to and on it. Easy to get to. Challenging enough that you’ll feel accomplished without kicking your ass.

1 month ago

This hike is great in all weather. Trail is stable even when wet. Lots of tree coverage. A nice, cleared plateau about half way in right by the river where you can sit and watch the rapids. The waterfall itself is very impressive. Lots of little ones along the way. Feels very mystical and peaceful.

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