Washougal River: Dougan Falls to Salmon Falls

MODERATE 5 reviews

Washougal River: Dougan Falls to Salmon Falls is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Washougal, Washington that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for whitewater kayaking.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

whitewater kayaking

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

Access requires a Discover Pass which is a State Park visitor pass not to be confused with a National Forest pass. Its $10 for the day, $30 for the year.

hiking
1 month ago

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Just beautiful, some of the locals told me it's also called naked falls since people jump in and come out nude. There are a couple of waterfalls that collect and pool near the bottom, its a nice sight, deep, cold and can be dangerous if you're not careful. If you go up the road past the falls you will find a really nice camping area up to 7 days with a discover pass. They have bathrooms and a manager on site check it out!

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Washed out and difficult to find

hiking
Monday, May 06, 2013

FYI Washington requires a day-use pass called a Discover Pass which is a State Park visitor pass not to be confused with a National Forest pass. Its $10 for the day, $30 for the year. There is [seemingly] no where nearby to purchase the Discover pass so don't make the mistake we did and get all the way there to have to risk getting a $100 ticket. Luckily it was early enough in the season that no one was patroling :)

off road driving
Sunday, September 18, 2011

Went on a hot summer day to cool off in the water. Dougan falls has the best swimming, but if you travel upstream to Naked falls there are some really cool cliffs to jump off of.