Purcell Falls Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Purcell Falls Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Packwood, Washington that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and camping. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

old growth

posted CAUTION notice "The Purcell Falls Trail is steep and narrow. The upper portion is "way trail" and not a formal trail and not maintained. Approaches to the stream may be steep, loose, and slick. Streambed is often solid rock and slick. Staying on trail is recommended."

26 days ago

We accidentally came upon this trail while hiking. The creek was right behind our campground and the kids were playing by it. We followed it upstream and came across the base of the falls. It forms a deep jagged cut in the rock and makes a waist deep pool at tye base. After a bit of play, we found the trail and followed the waterfall upstream. our 5 and 8 year olds loved the multiple layers to the falls. The trail was not bad at all. It was a fairly easy hike. The kids loved being able to splash in the water some also. They also loved the blue hole at the camp ground. If you are in the area, it is a fun little hike. Many people will actually slide down some of the smaller portions of the waterfall.

1 month ago

Not worth your sweat. Would rather play fortnite than come here again. Go to blue hole instead just right around the corner.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hiked on 5/20/17 Trail is no longer maintained. Usable, but covered with lots of growth

hiking
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

So this hike is a series of little "water falls " that follows the path that the river has carved out. Really neat area, but be careful it can get very slippery! Great little area to explore, you can do as littlest as much at you want, also if you are staying in La Wis wis, it's right there so you have easy access to the trailhead. Thank.

camping
Thursday, August 16, 2012

My family and I went exploring while camping at La Wis Wis, and stumbled upon this trail! It had such beautiful scenery! The waterfall was breathtaking!! The kids played in a tide pool at the base of one of the waterfall spots, and we found a big frog! I'd reccomend this trail to anyone camping at La Wis Wis, it made the experience that much more memorable!

hiking
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This is a very cool trail to explore while camping at La Wis Wis. While one portion of the trail was washed out, you can still walk along the creek bed (if you don't mind very cold water and climbing over fallen trees) and the in tact trail up to the falls is worth the uphill hike. I went on a dry day following a week of dry weather do the side trails down to the water in a few places was not so bad, but I do recommend not taking younger kids on the upper portion of this trail. I took my pregnant wife and younger kids along the creek bed all while carrying a 2 y/o in a back pack. Not always easy, but the kids loved it.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012