Starvation Creek Falls [CLOSED]

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Starvation Creek State Park

Starvation Creek Falls is a 0.3 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hood River, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.3 km Elevation Gain: 32 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. The waterfall at Starvation Creek, one of the few in this area of the gorge, is an elegant cascade admired by gorge travelers for thousands of years. Parking fills fast, so come early. You don't need to pay a fee to park here.

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8 months ago

nice waterfall... wouldn't make a trip out of it though.

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10 months ago

Easy trail and a short walk to the waterfall!

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10 months ago

What a huge surprise! We say a trail head completely full when we were driving to another hike and decided to stop by on the way back after looking up and seeing it was so short. What a spectacular waterfall! I would stop by again in a heart beat. So beautiful.

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10 months ago

Very well paved route along the highway. The noise from the highway was quite loud and difficult to talk to my wife....But..... over all it was a very beautiful walk. We got to see 3 of the 4 falls. Along this path. Saw the beautiful scenery and found a very interesting insect. Very easy hike.

11 months ago

Very easy and the view is beautiful.

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Mon May 27 2019

Very short and easy hike with an amazing view of the falls. Right off the road and very easy to get to.

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Sat May 11 2019

Most of the gorge is still closed. We forgot to check before driving out with the baby. Got a couple good pics though! Ida is 6 months old.

Tue Apr 16 2019

it was very pretty and well maintained. Just not my scene with the freeway, heavy foot traffic, and paved walk way. But would be great for others I'm sure

Tue Dec 18 2018

This is a nice quick hike with a beautiful waterfall.

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Sun Aug 19 2018

This is right off 84. Gorgeous pit stop heading east.

Mon Jul 30 2018

was not closed and beautiful area, freeway noise aside the area is a great example of the magic in this area.

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Sun Jul 22 2018

Cross the river and scramble up the left side of creek - worth the short hike to see the falls!

Wed Jun 28 2017

A splendid surprise! Great for my young grandchildren!

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Sun May 07 2017

We may have taken the wrong trail and ended up with a mix of Starvation and Defiance trails. With 4 children under 7. A lot more challenging than we expected but the kids did great and we ended up with killer views.

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Sun Nov 06 2016

Nice waterfall, several trail heads here leading to challenging routes with additional falls and vistas. Parking fills fast, so come early. You don't need to pay a fee to park here. There is a paved path for biking along the highway.

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