Lower Falls Creek Trail

MODERATE 46 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.

3.0 miles
862 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


horseback riding





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.

4 days ago

Amazing this time of year!

18 days ago

19 days ago

27 days 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

5 months ago

beautiful hike

7 months ago

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.

10 months ago

Incredible pay off for such a short hike.

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

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11 months ago

Monday, June 20, 2016

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

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


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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015