Panther Creek Falls Trail 137

EASY 75 reviews

Panther Creek Falls Trail 137 is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carson, Washington that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

Panther Creek Falls is one of the most unique waterfalls in Skamania County. There are 2 tiers of segmented waterfalls, 50-70 feet in height. They both empty into the same basin. To reach the TH drive the Wind River Road 5.8 miles about 500 ft from the TH.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing short hike to a breathtaking waterfall. It was pouring rain when we went and it was still very enjoyable.

1 month ago

Tried to go up to the falls today but some drunk idiot got his Honda stuck on the road a mile away from the trail head! Best to bring up a AWD car or 4 wheel drive if your trying to come up soon! Otherwise I suggest to wait until spring in a couple weeks when the snow is gone! Will have to come back soon !

nature trips
2 months ago

gave it a 4 because of the slick trail but Beautiful!!! the beginning of the trail was pretty snowy and slick when we were there in February but just took it slow and we were good! the sign for the trailhead is hanging in the tree but if you pull off into the big rock pit you can then find the trail no problem a little back down the road and there was spray paint on the ground to mark it.

walking
2 months ago

The falls are incredible, but it's not much of a hike to get here. It's more of a walk from your car. I would recommend hiking to the nearby Falls Creek Falls (which is in my opinion even more impressive), and then drive to Panther Creek Falls before you head home. I saw both on the same day in July of last year.

hiking
2 months ago

Spectacular waterfall. The road to get to the gravel parking area gets pretty narrow at some points, but is paved. Getting to the bottom of the falls is a very short, but pretty intensely steep hike. As other reviews have mentioned, once you park, walk back down the road a bit and the trail becomes visible on the right-hand side a little past the spray paint on the road (then follow the sound of rushing water).

2 months ago

Was snowing pretty good and I almost lost my truck to a patch of ice and the cliff side of the road. On a more positive note the falls is amazing and a must see! Go after a big rain as the falls becomes almost twice as big. Loved this place, will be back.

3 months ago

Short trail to the view point, with a fun adventurous option to hike down to right in front of the falls!

3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! Went there this weekend. Nice drive from Vancouver. Will go back this spring and explore how to get to the bottom of the falls. Worth the short drive and hike to see the stunning falls.

4 months ago

Epic waterfall. Not really a hike

4 months ago

Beautiful Falls! Definitely climb down to the bottom of the falls. Lovely moss walls on the way down.

5 months ago

I rated this as a 4 only because it is difficult to find
But once you do! Oh wow! What an amazing waterfall! Comes directly out of the roots of trees!
I noticed on the way back there is blue spray paint on the road pavement labeling “falls”

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

great short stroll. beautiful waterfall. didnt trust rope provided to go to bottom of the falls. will be back with my own climbing rope.

hiking
7 months ago

Well worth the two hour drive. Good directions, there is no sign post at the falls so watch your odometer.

hiking
8 months ago

We have not attempted the trail yet; trying to figure out how to get there. But a suggestion would be to post the GPS Coordinates of the TH. That way our GPS would take us there instead of trying to figure out the roads to get there. Thank you.

nature trips
8 months ago

Some of the most gorgeous falls you'll ever see, and not many (if any) other people there. NO SIGNS here... be sure to park at the gravel pit parking lot area and walk along the road back the way you came and look for the trail (spray paint on street points you in the right direction).

hiking
8 months ago

Quick & Easy view of beautiful flowing creek and waterfall.

9 months ago

Beautiful falls but my friend had a prosthetic leg so we couldn't go to the bottom. I didn't read every single review about the rope and how steep it got. Honestly super sad I wasted an hour and a half of my drive to just view from the top.

hiking
9 months ago

Pictures don't do it justice! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Trail head is 4.7 miles past the panther creek campground. Park at gravel pit and walk back down the road to a small path. It's not much of a hike very short to the look out, but like someone mentioned you can get down with the rope along the rocks. It's steep and a little scary if you're new to that kind of thing, but so worth it! I would love to go back with more time to explore down the falls further. Truly a beautiful site!

9 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful! I wanted to get closer, it was to slick to head down the cliff side. Next time though.

hiking
10 months ago

Short scramble down a canyon. This will require a short steep roped grapple down but well worth it for the 180 views of the waterfall.

10 months ago

loved this hike!

10 months ago

short hike to a beautiful waterfall.

10 months ago

Amazing waterfall definitely one of my favorites in the PNW

hiking
11 months ago

This was not really a hike, more like a stroll down into the woods. Super brief walk, pretty steep. The trail is a gravel walkway hidden on the side of the road. Park in the gravel pit area and then walk back down the road to find it. Maybe 100 feet or so? One of the most beautiful falls I've seen, pictures do not do it justice.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Its beautiful yes not much of a hike more like .2 miles down 160 feet to the falls and that's about it lol just a good lunch spot didn't stay longer than 45 min probably wont go again once was cool with me very clean area water is cold didn't see any swimming spots either

backpacking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

So so so so beautiful!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Steep and hard to find, but waterfall and creek are beautiful!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Worth the drive. Amazing view and only about a 5 minute hike from the road

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