Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Carson with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I have not been here but felt the need to share. Skamania County just announced that a hiker slipped and fell here and did not survive 7/16/18.
Be careful out there, fellow hikers.

Beautiful hike. Make sure you go down to the lower falls too, that was the best part of the hike for us.

This place is beautiful. If you are looking towards the forest from the parking lot, you can hear the falls. The trail starts back up the road you came to the right, you will see a little opening.

a lot of fun to go to the lower part of the falls!

17 days ago

Beautiful hike! This is definitely a dog friendly hike if you wanted to bring your pup with you. Make sure you take time to enjoy the falls — it’s gorgeous!

The road has a good amount of pot holes so if you’re going to go in your car (like me) just go slowly.


Best of the best.

One of the best!!

When arriving to the parking area, you will have to back track just a short distance to access the trail to the lookout. Go a little further if you want to access the trail that has the ropes to assist you to the bottom. Both the lookout and the trail to the bottom are well worth the time and effort.
One of the prettiest waterfalls I have ever seen.

Over 1000 of elevation gain but so worth it


Gorgeous, had a hell of a time finding the trail. Dont go up the steep Rocky mound in front of the parking spots, the trail is across the street and to the left. There's blue marking on the road. Def short, worth it to go down the rope part of the trail to the bottom!!

The hot springs were built by community members. They are amazing, as is the river. There were two trails to access the hot springs - one from St Martins Resort and one from downstream of the pools. The hot springs are technically on public property but can legally only be accessed by hiking in the river itself. The adjacent land owners - the St Martin family - is trying to privatize the pools and the riverbed. They have been telling visitors that the high water mark public use rules don’t apply to them - not true. They’re turning their property into an Airbnb/camping destination; so, it makes sense that they’re trying to chase people off. I’ve heard they’re considering putting an access fee back in place, which in my opinion is the absolute best solution for everyone. Either way, the trails leading to the pools need a lot of work, and the St Martin resort across the river put in a pump house on the river that will likely cause a landslide in a few years.

Nice hike, amazing waterfall

This might be my favorite waterfall hike. It was really beautiful. Most people were doing the out and back trail so on the loop back to the parking lot, we were the only ones on the trail. Highly recommend!

went hiking and camped at the lower falls. beautiful breathtaking views, ice cold water and if your a daredevil like me, take the falls jump!

We got to the trailhead later than expected, so it was crowded, but everyone was friendly, including their pups. We hiked to the waterfall and even went beyond for a better view of the top half of the falls. I will hi back to complete the full loop. Beautiful!

Hiked on May 29...short but worth the long drive in to see these unique Falls...make sure u hike to bottom and

This was a long drive for us, coming south of Portland, but the trail and waterfall were totally worth it! We had a 1 (carried in a pack), 6 & 8 year old who did great on the trail and loved it. I would consider this trail heavily trafficked, but maybe because I'm not use to so many people. It's not like Multnomah falls, but there is a good sized lot at the trailhead for parking and it was full.

Very beautiful trail live it

1 month ago

Came here a few times and still love it!

1 month ago

Beautiful falls. Hard to climb to bottom especially with your dog since you have to scathe a Little Rock cliff using a rope. Would be easy without dog, but pups make it difficult.

1 month ago

Long drive, but beautiful and dog friendly!

absolutely stunning.

Great hike with a fantastic view of the falls at the top.

the falls were AWESOME. I'm asthmatic so trails with a lot of incline make me a little nervous but this wasn't too bad. my only qualm was with the road! the last 2 miles getting there is EXTREMELY hole-y. definitely have to take it slow to not ruin your car's suspension. (but it was also kind of apart of the fun)

1 month ago

This is a great family hike for the out and back section. The grades are easy enough for even small children to make the trip. Mom and dad beware, there are a few short sections where the trail runs along a dropoff, not anything serious just an FYI. At the waterfall we ate lunch, kids climbed on the boulders, feed peanuts to the Chipmunks. When it was time to leave the kids reluctantly left the playground. Beware, info says light to medium use. I would say it's heavy use. get there early or mid afternoon to avoid parking issues.

On weekends it’s too crowded and too many dogs off leash and not controlled. There is a Leash law for this hike but not enforced.
During the week its fantastic.

Great hike! Kid friendly-ish. Wouldn’t recommend for new walkers.


Beautiful, wish there was a better path to the lower level.

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