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Starvation Creek Falls is a 0.2 mile 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.

Length 0.2 mi Elevation gain 104 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers
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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.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 725 Summer St. N.E. Suite C Salem, OR 97301 (503) 986-0707

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james mole
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pretty easy trail for such a cool waterfall! follow the recording for our scramble up wasn't bad and worth it!!

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Marisa Lammes
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Not much of a hike, more a super short walk from the parking area to the falls. The falls are great!

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Steve Pecis
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Lukas Schaufler
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Nice and easy hike including 4 waterfalls

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Taylor Larsen
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Very nice waterfall. Not much of a hike as you really park and just walk up a paved view point. We crossed the river easily to get another vantage point of the waterfall.

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Kelly Snyder
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Not really a hike as much as a stop off with a view of a nice creek and waterfall.

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Garry Toll
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easy trail to get to. we hiked from our campground, about a mile. pretty easy climb to the bottom of the waterfalls. very beautiful and definitely worth it. took 2 kids 8 and 10 and they got up and down just fine as well as a doggie.

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Weekend Warrior
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Nice tall waterfall with a paved path leading up to it. Looked to be other trails as well.

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Sara Olivia
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Beautiful falls and view of the gorge.

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

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Paige Ledbetter
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Easy trail and a short walk to the waterfall!

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Katie Bassett
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What a huge surprise! We saw 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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Jim Ellingson
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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.

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Chane Dee Cha
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Very easy and the view is beautiful.

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Dakoda McCoy
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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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Ani Sirois
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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.

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Angie Sanchez
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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

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Emily McMahon Johnson
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This is a nice quick hike with a beautiful waterfall.

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

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

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Dale Spring
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A splendid surprise! Great for my young grandchildren!

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Liz Smith
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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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Stuart Z
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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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Elspeth Durek
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Andy Hugelier
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Ilona Kayan
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Allen Weast
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Song-My Tran
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Rachel Wolfe
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