Lower Falls Recreation Area Campground

EASY 18 reviews

Lower Falls Recreation Area Campground is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cougar, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 62 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips


bird watching







4 months ago

some of the most beautiful falls I've seen in the Northwest, coming from a native

5 months ago

Was anticipating a much longer hike down to the falls but was surprised with how short and easy it was to get down there from the parking area! it was at most a 15minute walk and youre in the water at the base of the falls! it was slick going across the sheets of rock under that moving water but once balanced the sights, and atmosphere completely envelop you. its all very open, so it takes some effort to find a private spot away from the other visitors but everyone was real nice and I would highly recommed this trip to anyone!

off trail
over grown
7 months ago

Good trails for viewpoints, not very accessible down to water, would not recommend bringing children unless you plan on carrying them. The lower falls is beautiful but the rocks are slick and sharp. you have to go down a short rope and walk up the current to get to the fall. 10/10 recommend water shoes. 100% worth the hike.

Mon Jul 09 2018

The road to the falls was a bit washed away but seemingly managed. I'd suggest a SUV or pickup. It was worth the trip though because the falls were beautiful. You can't beat the fresh smell of a waterfall from the ice caps of a mountain. Precious and spectacular. The rumble of the falls is absolutely a sound I won't yet forget. Go and enjoy!

Wed Aug 23 2017

very nice trail. If you try to hike from lower to middle falls you will run into a landslide which stops you from getting to the middle falls by .25 miles. beware.

Sun May 28 2017

Trail is well maintained, falls are beautiful and easy to get to. Great hike for the whole family.

Wed Aug 17 2016

excellent campground with beautiful trails camp host is never there though to sell fire wood but there is a store with all the campers needs up the road showers gas ice wood ect

Tue Sep 22 2015

This is my favorite fall spot to date. Due to the poor snow fall and the drought we have had this year the fall wasn't at it's full spectacular show but still very beautiful. What makes this my favorite spot is the large pool at the bottom of the falls. It is perfect for swimming. The beach area is small and intimate and the trail wasn't crowded at all. Highly recommended for all hikers even the younger ones.

Mon Aug 26 2013

7/28/13: A quick jaunt up the river starting at the lower falls up to the middle falls for a warm up with the kids. Nice falls, nice river, coulda done without the bike traffic.

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