Big Creek Falls Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Big Creek Falls Trail is a 1.2 mile loop trail located near Cougar, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 108 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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waterfall

From Vancouver, north on I-5 to Highway 503, exit 21. Drive east 45 miles to Pine Creek Information Center. Turn right on Forest Service Road 90 and continue on for 11 miles to the trailhead on the left.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this last weekend. If it weren’t for Dave Carter’s description of where the trail was we would have never found it. It was an easy walk but not a very good view of the waterfall. It’s a long drive up a windy mountain road that’s not really worth the time. The “trail” down the steep hillside to get to the bottom of the falls is too risky for me. I would save the gas money and find a different trail.

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Mon Aug 13 2018

If it weren’t for AllTrails, I wouldn’t even known of this waterfall. There are no signs at the trailhead but finding it was fairly simple. There are wooden stumps blocking a makeshift campsite on the side of FS90 which the trail is on the right. The trail to the waterfall viewpoint is extremely small and easy but the view is obstructed from tree limbs so not the greatest picture taking place. There is a faint trail just down from viewpoint that leads to the bottom of the falls but it is not for everyone. Be extremely cautious.

Mon Jul 03 2017

A bit hard to find the trail but very cool once you do

hiking
Mon May 18 2015

I imagine this was a beautiful trail at one time but after the storms in the winter of 2012/2013, the Forest Service closed this trail for good due to hazard trees that can still fall. You can still access it to the viewpoint for Big Creek Falls (about 1/3 of a mile loop) but the blowdown is pretty bad after the viewpoint, especially once you reach the Cave Falls trail. Some of the downed trees were as wide on the horizontal as I was tall and there were many of them, with no way around it. Sad to see the earth reclaiming this trail, as it seems it will not be reopened.

hiking
Wed Aug 15 2012

this trail is nice and easy. The view of these falls is a little lame. There is another trail that takes you near the falls that if far superior to this. This is a good stretch your legs trail if you've been in the car to long. That said, there are many other beautiful things in this area i would much rather do. The trail is maybe a mile down and back. There is a cool viewpoint of the valley at the end.

Sat Jun 25 2011

Very short trail to the falls, which are spectacular! Proceed downstream along the edge of an impressive canyon for an eventual view over the upper Lewis River valley. Be careful with kids or dogs, as the canyon below is deep and steep.

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