Lower Falls Creek Trail

MODERATE 63 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

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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.

13 days ago

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

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25 days ago

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

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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

Amazing.

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4 months ago

Loved this hike

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4 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.

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5 months ago

Amazing this time of year!

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6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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.

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8 months ago

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.