Falls Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 229 reviews

Falls Creek Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carson, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,079 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

The 3062 road is closed from December 1 to April 1 making the total hike 8.6 miles from the gate.

hiking
14 days ago

Nice peaceful moderate hike.The waterfall is spectacular. The last 2 miles of road to the trailhead is full of potholes.

walking
16 days ago

Nice walk along a picturesque and melodious creek. Not crowded. Stunning set of falls thundering into a verdant bowl you can climb down into. The mist from the falls is a fabulous way to cool off on a hot day.
2 miles of rough road to get to trail head but not a problem unless you slammed your car.

hiking
16 days ago

I love this trail. Great walking path and fairly level. We only did the lower falls and then climbed up and took the trail back. Decided not to do the upper part, maybe next time. The hardest part of this trail is the short yet steep trail leading to the top.

18 days ago

3 snakes in about 8 miles on a hot, sunny day. Not bad!

hiking
18 days ago

Awesome hike, would definitely recommend. The beginning starts out easy with lots of ups and downs and follows a cute little river/creek for a while. Gorgeous views everywhere. The first waterfall is beautiful and bigger than I’d anticipated. You then can walk back a little while and hike a tiring incline to see a second waterfall and cool off in the river. Very beautiful, not that many bugs and an overall good experience. There is also only one pit toilet at the beginning

was great little trail not super long but reward at the end was pretty sweet

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful and easy day hike. Upper falls aren’t nearly as pretty and could be skipped if you wanted to do a shorter hike

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Make sure you go down to the lower falls too, that was the best part of the hike for us.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! This is definitely a dog friendly hike if you wanted to bring your pup with you. Make sure you take time to enjoy the falls — it’s gorgeous!

The road has a good amount of pot holes so if you’re going to go in your car (like me) just go slowly.

Enjoy!

1 month ago

Nice hike, amazing waterfall

hiking
1 month ago

This might be my favorite waterfall hike. It was really beautiful. Most people were doing the out and back trail so on the loop back to the parking lot, we were the only ones on the trail. Highly recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

This was a long drive for us, coming south of Portland, but the trail and waterfall were totally worth it! We had a 1 (carried in a pack), 6 & 8 year old who did great on the trail and loved it. I would consider this trail heavily trafficked, but maybe because I'm not use to so many people. It's not like Multnomah falls, but there is a good sized lot at the trailhead for parking and it was full.

hiking
2 months ago

Came here a few times and still love it!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with a fantastic view of the falls at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

the falls were AWESOME. I'm asthmatic so trails with a lot of incline make me a little nervous but this wasn't too bad. my only qualm was with the road! the last 2 miles getting there is EXTREMELY hole-y. definitely have to take it slow to not ruin your car's suspension. (but it was also kind of apart of the fun)

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great family hike for the out and back section. The grades are easy enough for even small children to make the trip. Mom and dad beware, there are a few short sections where the trail runs along a dropoff, not anything serious just an FYI. At the waterfall we ate lunch, kids climbed on the boulders, feed peanuts to the Chipmunks. When it was time to leave the kids reluctantly left the playground. Beware, info says light to medium use. I would say it's heavy use. get there early or mid afternoon to avoid parking issues.

hiking
2 months ago

On weekends it’s too crowded and too many dogs off leash and not controlled. There is a Leash law for this hike but not enforced.
During the week its fantastic.

2 months ago

Great hike! Kid friendly-ish. Wouldn’t recommend for new walkers.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike, lots of people!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, pretty easy. I would suggest the completing the loop. You will not be right on the river for half of it if you do but the forest is beautiful!

2 months ago

Such a beautiful hike!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Wonderfully beautiful hike! The waterfall is incredibly majestic and powerful. Follows a creek and there are a few bridges.

3 months ago

Wow! Was not expecting this waterfall as I made the final turn before it appeared through the trees. The photos don't even do it justice. Definitely worth the hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Our 2nd hike of the year. It was a beautiful hike that is well worth walk. There is high traffic, but friendly people all the up the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

We got poured on, which doesn't bother us. Trail was muddy but very manageable, but it is very narrow and steep drop offs in some places so be mindful when it's wet. I was surprised by the amount of people we saw. The last part of the road going in was pretty pot-holed so all the traffic was a bit of a shock. It's a spectacular hike though and the waterfall is huge. So loud sometimes you don't realize it until you get a bit away.

3 months ago

Everything about this hike was amazing. A bit busy for my taste but how can you resist. The falls were breathtaking!! Will highly recommend to everyone who I can.

3 months ago

Perfect Sunday hike, a light rain and some muddy spots. But it is all well worth it when you get to the falls. Absolutely breathtaking! !

hiking
4 months ago

Great views, easy hike, beautiful roaring waterfall

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