Lower Falls Creek Trail is a 4.8 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.8 km Elevation Gain: 201 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

The 3062 road is closed from December to April making the total hike 8.6 miles from the gate. From the 4-way stop in Carson, drive 13.4 miles north on Wind River Road. Turn right onto County Road 30 (Meadow Creek Road) and drive 0.8 miles to Forest Road 3062. Turn right (east), and drive 1.8 miles to the trailhead.

3 days ago

Gate was closed on Sat 3/21/20

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12 days ago

Hiked on 3/13/2020 The initial gate was open with a road closed sign up. Still can access the parking lot where the trailhead starts. The road has a lot of potholes so be careful! The weather forecast was light snow / rain which made the trail the slightest muddy but still a great hike. The path was easy to follow with a few jagged rocks and fallen trees in the way; however you can simply maneuver around them. Overall great hike and the waterfall was well worth it. Would highly recommend for any skill level! - Z

recorded Falls Creek Trail Loop

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19 days ago

Would recommend this hike pretty easy hike overall but the pictures don’t do its justice Hiked on 3/8/20

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26 days ago

For an easy early Spring hike the falls were pretty spectacular (not sure about AllTrails route, make sure to go to the base of the falls by crossing the bridge and continuing a little further). And the trail wasn’t too crowded when arriving early. The gate was open and the dirt road only had the usual potholes and one big puddle. No snow on the road or the trail when I went.

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1 month ago

Few trees down on the trail coming back. Glad i had my micro spikes at the top it was icy.

2 months ago

Tried to do this hike today on our way home from Hood River after a long hike yesterday. On our way up, the road was closed 2.1 miles before the trailhead Dec 1 - Apr 1. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to add 4.2 miles so we turned around. Would have been nice to know the road closed so far before the trail started. I hope this saves someone else an hour!

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3 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in Gifford Pinchot. The falls are incredible especially in the snow. Took my puppy with and he had no issues at all. This hike is can’t miss.

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3 months ago

I went 11/31/19 and the river and waterfall were partially frozen! It was so amazing! Definitely worth the hike to go see it that way

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4 months ago

Absolutely great hike and stunning waterfall. Can’t wait to come back in the summer!

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5 months ago

Absolute beautiful waterfall. Wished I did more research and took the trail to the upper part of the falls versus just an out amd back.

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6 months ago

What a beautiful waterfall! Such a great reward for the hike.

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6 months ago

A great day hike to the waterfall lookout. Gorgeous views and shady, so it wasn't too hot. A friend got some vertigo along the steep- sided parts so I didn't get to see the middle-falls area.

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6 months ago

The spectacular waterfall is a great payoff for a shorter hike. One of my favorites!

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6 months ago

Best trail yet! We did the complete loop and also climbed up the lattice of roots up to the upper falls. Gorgeous views of the falls. Trail well maintained. Nice moderate climbs. Perfect way to celebrate our second wedding anniversary!

recorded Falls Creek Trail Loop

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6 months ago

Beautiful scenery, just challenging enough on the top stretch to make it interesting for this newbie. Lots of people on the trail by 11, next time I’ll check out the falls first then make my way around to the top. Great day hike!

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6 months ago

The trail doesn’t point out the viewpoints.

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7 months ago

Great hike. The waterfall is amazing. It’s pretty easy and definitely worth it.

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7 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall, worth the trip for sure!

Very easy, very pretty. The falls are beautiful. The upper loop trail has some very nice campsites and there's another little fall at the top. The trail itself is nicely marked and the path is easy to walk on. Plenty of parking spots at the trailhead including one restroom. Northwest Pass required. This is a good hike for children and the elderly. And for avid hikers who need a day off from distance and elevation.

recorded Recording - Aug 09, 12:56 PM

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7 months ago

Beautiful waterfall hike! I lost GPS for most of the second stretch there, but got it back soon after. Moderate amounts of people and doggos. Worth the trip.

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7 months ago

Well maintained trail through old growth forest. Awesome waterfalls.

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7 months ago

Good trail, some inclines, but not bad, well worth it for the falls. kid and dog friendly. stinky toilet though.

recorded Lower Falls Creek Trail

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8 months ago

Omgerdddd. My favorite waterfall so far!!! Just gorgeous. You can even hike down to the base. Shorter hike which was good cause there was NO breeze on the way up and pretty toasty but the afternoon sun on the waterfall was perfect. The end view was so worth it. Would’ve stayed all day if we didn’t have to drive up to Seattle tonight. Would 100% do this again.

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8 months ago

The road to this trail is fine for any car, assuming no snow/ice. Nice parking lot and not too crowded on a hot Sunday. Awesome falls, and under shade almost the entire time.

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8 months ago

It was a beautiful, simple hike to a nice view point for a fantastic waterfall. The trail itself was nice and wide, most of the time, to accommodate the abundance of people and dogs. Very clean except for the few plastic bags of dog manure left along the trail.

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8 months ago

Exceptional falls, trail following the river the entire length.

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8 months ago

Easy to find well marked trails. beautiful views

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