Lewis River Falls Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

Lewis River Falls Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cougar, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Possible to make a 7-mile loop hike, out and back along this 3.5-mile long trail touring the three colossal waterfalls on this trail. Park by the restrooms. A gravel trail sets off; take a right-hand fork to heard to an overlook of Lower Falls. Continue on the riverbank upstream, ignore all left-hand forks, after half a mile the gravel path turns to duff. After another mile, cross a footbridge; you can take a left here for a half-mile loop to Copper Creek's other waterfall, which you may save for the return trip. Continue along the Lewis River past Middle Falls to Upper Falls; the final 0.7 mile of the Lewis River Trail passes humble Taitnapum Falls and follows Quartz Creek to a bridge on Road 90. This is a section of trail no. 31 that starts at the lower falls recreation area. there is no cell service.

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3 days ago

amazing views and fairly easy trail to maneuver

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17 days ago

Beautiful falls. The middle falls and the swimming holes are definitely worth some time spent. The lower falls is huge but not very much parking at the lower river falls lot.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great hike water falls were amazing

1 month ago

really good place to go didn't have to hike here cuz they got the Road open park has reserved spot

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1 month ago

Gorgeous! My favorite was the middle falls, you could get right down on the water on a giant slab of rock with your toes in the water and right in front of the raging water. We went right during a thunder storm and the sounds were amazing. The water hitting the plants and the thunder rumbling through the valley.

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1 month ago

PERFECT place to take my two high schoolers. Just the 3 of us, nice day, good exercise, loved running back up the trail racing them until I could barely breathe. Then one would pass me.... you get the pic. We will definitely be going on more hikes together.

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2 months ago

We camped at Lower Falls over the weekend. The swim/beach area at lower falls was closed due to the fast currents. The bridge bringing you to middle Falls is closed right now as well so we had to start our hike at middle falls. All of the falls were an amazing sight. The traffic was light on the trails and there was plenty of awesome photo ops. Highly recommend for all. We even saw a stroller up at the upper falls.

2 months ago

3 months ago

The road is closed about a mile from the trail head, coming from Cougar. Parts of the trail are blocked by trees and fallen rock but still able to hike the whole stretch. Beautiful hike!

9 months ago

9 months ago

Beautiful Waterfall!