Chenuis Falls Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Chenuis Falls Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buckley, Washington 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 June until November.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

Fee: $25 per vehicle. Only accept check or cash.

2 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

The river has shifted so there isn't a log bridge across the river so you can't reach the falls. Once the trail maintenance crew comes out this spring they will replace the foot bridge and you will be able to cross again.

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Dogs are NOT allowed. drove here and the ranger said no dogs. We will try again but it's a beautiful area. 4 stars since I didn't get to go on the hike.
FYI-They want $25 per vehicle fee check or cash no cards.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

As of 4/16/16 the bridge was out so you are unable to see the waterfalls. Otherwise a fairly easy hike. But expect to hike approximately 8-9 miles. Beautiful views!

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Moderate climb, great hike!

hiking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

GREAT trail, went with my friend yesterday later when the sun was setting and it was absolutely gorgeous.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Walking the road is a bummer but the short side trip for this beaitiful water fall is worth wading through the river. I used water socks so I don't slip and they barely add any weight to my pack. Score for me!

Monday, May 25, 2015

great short hike if you're on a bike.if you're really adventurous. Get a bike,,,hike to the carbon glacier,,, see ipsut falls and chenius fall all in a day,,,,,,

Monday, May 25, 2015

Beautiful hike! Worth the 3.5 mile hike to get to the trail! Scary crossing over the river though.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

trail closed as of 4 -15,,,bridge out,,,

hiking
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Was not impressed with the logging road all the way to the trail but the actual trail itself was nice the waterfall was a wonderful view

hiking
Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Great little side trail off of the washed out Ipsut Creek Road. Definitely worth the extra walk.

hiking
Thursday, June 12, 2014

First time hiking this trail, and was worth every step. The trail is the old carbon river road. Seen a few other hikers and mountain bikers. We also took a side trip to the old mine. It gets a little steep but also worth it. We did a total of 9.7 miles on this hike. I can say that pretty good for someone who smoked for 28 years and hasn't had a smoke in a year. Oh how I missed the outdoors!!!!!!

hiking
Monday, May 26, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This trail was amazing! The falls themselves are worth the trip but you get to walk through the Carbon River bed and see the Northern Crags as well. It is a truly rewarding experience. However, it was slightly confusing to get here. So here are some better instructions, when you enter the parking area you proceed to the Carbon River Trail, which you will follow for 3.7 miles until the Chenuis Falls trail begins. There is a slight incline throughout the trail but nothing too difficult. Again this hike is close to 4 miles one way so be prepared and head out early for this 8 mile round trip.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Great trail with minimal elevation gain. There are many other trails that branch off of this main trail (old washed out road) as well. It's a nice stroll along the Carbon River. We ride our bikes to the Chenuis trailhead and walk from there. There is a place to chain bikes up and also a picnic table at the trail head. It's a quick walk to the falls, over a footbridge (if its not washed out) and soon after you're at the falls. It's a perfect little spot and it's mellow enough that it seems it'd be the perfect swimming hole. I believe the trail is much further than 3 miles total though. :)

walking
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Beautiful & not very difficult!
It is barely inclined... Has well-labeled trails.