Lower Falls Creek Trail

MODERATE 93 reviews

Lower Falls Creek Trail is a 3 mile 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
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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

camping
1 day ago

went hiking and camped at the lower falls. beautiful breathtaking views, ice cold water and if your a daredevil like me, take the falls jump!

hiking
2 days ago

We got to the trailhead later than expected, so it was crowded, but everyone was friendly, including their pups. We hiked to the waterfall and even went beyond for a better view of the top half of the falls. I will hi back to complete the full loop. Beautiful!

Very beautiful trail live it

8 days ago

Long drive, but beautiful and dog friendly!

Breathtaking!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great uphill hike with an awesome view of the falls at the top! Lots of dogs and happy people on the trail. Highly recommended!

1 month ago

What a great hike! The falls were beautiful and I was the only person on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

So beautiful! Very much worth the rough drive in.

4 months ago

8 miles was totally worth the scene! first 2ish miles is on a flat gravel road. then 1.7 miles once you hit the trail.

5 months ago

went 01/07. got there 0900, first ones out. road closed- had to walk in to the trail head. well groomed, even with ice and snow. slippery in places. waterfall amazing with the melt. 20 people (multiple groups) on the way in while we were on the way out. dog friendly.

6 months ago

One blessing of the Eagle Creek fire is all the gems I am finding on this side of the river!

hiking
6 months ago

We really enjoyed this hike. Beautiful scenery. Lots of dogs and people, but not in a way that makes it feel crowded.

hiking
7 months ago

The waterfall was SO pretty! We continued up the side trail to see the falls from above and couldn't see much but there was a great view of the mountains.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing.

10 months ago

Loved this hike

11 months ago

Beautiful Hike... well groomed trail and very polite hikers. This trail is between easy and moderate. Plenty of places to take breaks if needed.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Amazing this time of year!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Amazing waterfall. One of the best I've seen anywhere. Wish the trail were longer. :) It's not a hard hike. Couple steeper inclines. Road is full of deep potholes leading to the trail. 2 miles worth. Take it slow.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Road was still mostly closed on 4/20/17 to snow and downed trees. I was able to drive about a half mile in, so your down to 6 miles :)
Lovely trail to a fabulous grotto at the bottom of the falls. I'll go back when it's warmer to enjoy it longer.

fyi... a local called this the lower Rock Creek Falls Trail.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

We did not finish entire hike because of timing. Just an FYI -- road leading to trail is currently closed due to snow and downed trees. This adds 2 miles in and 2 miles out, making this a 7 mile hike.

hiking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

beautiful hike

hiking
Monday, November 21, 2016

wasn't expecting much but oh my this was an amazing hike. nothing strenuous but such a gorgeous trail. looks like an enchanted forest. so nice to have the creek the entire way leading to the ultimate sight! the lower creek falls even has boulders to sit and enjoy the view.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Incredible pay off for such a short hike.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Trail was a bit difficult in some areas. Glad I use trekking poles. Waterfall is stunning.

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Great hike. Beautiful falls. Our 4 year old walked the entire trail. Gradual incline. Great for families.

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

this hike is worth hiking in to see the falls, very beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Great hike with a hidden gem of a falls. Nice hike for someone just starting out or not in shape.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Amazing!

hiking
Sunday, September 27, 2015

I've completed this hike a couple of times--once in summer and once in late November (a week or two before the road gets gated off). Great trail, easy to do with dogs or kids. Going in late fall was amazing--there had recently been a cold snap so there was a lot of ice surrounding the falls. Just be aware of the change in temperature, from home (Western end of the Gorge, elv1000ft) up to the trailhead the temp fell 10+ degrees.

hiking
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Amazingly beautiful follows the river all the way wasn't crowded!! Loved it!!

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