Lewis River Trail

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Lewis River Trail is a 27 mile out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 27.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,412 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

bird watching

forest

wildlife

backpacking
1 month ago

I backpacked from Curly Creek Falls to Upper Lewis (about 13m one-way). The elevation gain is mainly high banks and switchbacks around creeks and it’s the same both ways as there’s not much actual elevation gain along the riverbank. There are a few nice backpack campsites about 2-3m in but not much else until about 9m (about a mile before Lower Falls). There are 2 nice camp spots at Upper Falls if you can handle the sounds of the falls. I hiked to Upper then doubled back and camped at one of the spots at 9m. The Lower Falls campground is a good bail-off spot if you want a fire-pit and bathrooms but it’s a public campground full of RVs and generators. I was only passed by one mountain biker and only saw a few hikers near Upper Falls but it was a Weds/Thurs and it did rain. And the waterfalls and views were cool.

hiking
2 months ago

just hiked to bolt camp from curly Creek

backpacking
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Over Memorial Day weekend, backpacked the Lewis River Trail from Curly Falls to NF 90 and back over 3 days. 15.5 miles each way. This trail follows the Lewis River. There are a couple areas to camp along the trail in the beginning that have multiple sites and a few singles salt and peppered along the way. The trail is surprisingly hilly with a couple long flat areas to lengthen your stride. Of course water is plentiful. There are a few sections where the trail leaves the riverside but there are flowing streams in these areas. There are 3 major falls along the trail that attract visitors. Upper Falls, Middle Falls and Lower Falls. These falls are beautiful. Lower Falls has a large campground great for a base camp then either drive or hike to the other two falls. This weekend was a particular busy weekend being a Holiday weekend, yet there were plenty of times when you were away from the crowd. Each falls can be driven to with a trail linking the parking areas to the falls. The Lewis River Trail also attracts mountain bikers and they are allowed on the trail. A lot of mountain bikers seemed to start at the Curly Falls entrance and ride the larger portion if not all of the trail. They were all curtious to hikers. This is a great trail to hike and the falls are a MUST SEE. The falls areas are popular and can be crowded. Families, kids, dogs and mountain bikers all enjoy the trail.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

did part of this trail sunday. started at the bridge down the hill from curly creek trail. hiked towards bolt camp. went couple miles past tyhat and had to turn around due to the trail being totally flooded with no way to cross the water without getting into mid calf deep. many places also had water crossing over the trail, but we were able to either jump the areas where our waterproof shoes were sufficient of we were able to cross a fallen tree (very fun by the way). beware, animals have been eating their prey on the trail, so pay attention to your surroundings. also, the shelter at bolt camp smelled like a barn, so tthe must be using that to sleep in. Other than that, beautiful scenery

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