Moulton Falls - East Fork of the Lewis River Trail

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Moulton Falls - East Fork of the Lewis River Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yacolt, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

This was our first time coming here and didn’t really know what to expect as a friend had been suggested it so we thought, why not? If you’re looking for a quiet hike, this is not it. We got an early start but it was a constant stream of people, bikes, horses, etc. Not a big deal to some but not my idea of a hike. It was also clear that many people don’t clean up after their dogs, which was disappointing as I carried my bags the easy 2.5 miles to the garbage. We came from the Hantwick TH and planned to take some trails past the bridge but there was zero signage which for a place like this, you’d think they would have some guide or map other than just elevation. we did the most obvious small loop and called it good as we were getting a little irritated trying to figure it out past that. Like others have said too, hard to see the falls in high water season so maybe a sign to let you know what you may be looking at would’ve been nice. The scenery and bridge were beautiful, it just wasn’t the right “hike” for us.

3 months ago

We found this hike to be a little vanilla and relatively crowded. While the path is well taken care of, we tend to go hiking for a little more seclution. During January the falls are more of a set of large rapids but I'm sure they are more appealing during the dryer months. The river setting is nice and there are plenty of opportunities to stop and have a picnic at one of the many park benches provided. The thing that saved the day from total disappointment was the pair of bald eagles we found only 40 to 50 feet up in a tree right off the trail over looking the water. They seemed completely unoffended by our presence and stood for our many pictures of them.

4 months ago

simple yet beautiful trail

hiking
6 months ago

Seems like a great spot for summer river wading, but I probably wouldn't come here again for hiking. The parking situation is not great (get here early) and there was a shocking lack of signage on the loop trails. The loop map doesn't include all the forks so I felt more anxious about where I was going than I should have. Overall it was fine, but maybe not for me. The bridge allows for some good photo ops.

road biking
7 months ago

My husband and I love this trail. So cool and shady on a hot day. His recumbent trike works great here. Love to stop along the way and look at the river or the wooded hillside interspersed with streams.

hiking
8 months ago

The parking and traffic situation here is terrible, even on weekdays. Not worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful water hiking.

8 months ago

Family friendly! With gorgeous view of water!

hiking
8 months ago

Very easy 5.4 miles!! U can park at Hartman road trail head or Moulton falls trail head!! Beautiful hike! Took my 62 year old dad and he has a bum knee and he did good! Not too crowded on a weekday morning! Shaded most of the way!

walking
8 months ago

Very easy trail. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
9 months ago

Fun to hike, get our feet wet lots of people swimming

walking
10 months ago

trail is mostly flat and wide. easy trail. swimming areas at one end of the trail

hiking
10 months ago

Great day saw a Bald Eagle sitting eye level of the trail. Great hike don't forget there are two parking lots.

walking
11 months ago

Wonderful little hike. Took my 4 children ages 4-17 and they all loved it. The trail maps are not great and hard to understand. They don't really match up with what is on the other side of the street either. So we spent a lot of time trying to figure out where we were going.

walking
Monday, April 03, 2017

The mossy trees that canopy the wide path allow for dappled sunlight alongside the Lewis River.

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

This was an amazing hike! Very dog friendly so if your dog isn't friendly with other dogs and you know it I wouldn't suggest bringing as we took both of our dogs and they met A LOT of new friends. Also took my 3 and 5 year old we didn't make our way all the way back to the falls however I think it would have been fine with my kids we took a nice long leisure walk with many water fall and beautiful blue river below us. Definitely worth doing again maybe durning the week when it's not sooo busy:)

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Really awesome bridge over the beautiful river. Cozy place for a picnic.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

lots of people and dogs but it's a nice easy trail. parking is terrible!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Beautiful scenery and follows the river. Gets pretty crowded in the summer

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Another flat paved path with beautiful scenery

Friday, September 30, 2016

Easy meander, a great beginner hike. Really flat, pretty short, more of a park than a hike.

walking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

A nice flat stroll. Good parking with an outhouse.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Flat, long, beautiful trail along the Lewis river. Go to Moulton Falls to find.

walking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Easy walk, great for beginners! We didn't see any "falls" where the sign said it would be, but that may have been because the water levels are pretty low right now. It looks like there are more challenging trails that branch off of the main 2.5 mile stretch, but we stuck to this trail for today. Beautiful view at the bridge! Took the dog and she loved it too.

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

For going for the first time, it was extremely confusing on how to get there let alone find the waterfall which we didn't get to see. Had a great time otherwise. We drove here from Salem, OR and might go back next year.

walking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Clean, Safe and beautiful walk/hike. I loved the sound and view of water as I walked. Great for the whole family including my dog! Would recommend this for all ages and mixed abilities.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

purdy

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Beautiful place!! Easy to walk also.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Easy walk, well maintained trail. Good with kids and bikes

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A very easy 5 mile hike. The road is flat and wide, good for parents with scollers. End of the trip there's a nice bridge, and nice view of the lil river

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