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Falls Creek Falls Washington

Falls Creek Falls Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Falls Creek Falls (also known as the Lower Falls Creek Falls) was one of a handful of impressive waterfalls along the Wind River Road north of Carson and the Columbia River Gorge in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest of Washington State and accessed by the Trail 152. 
Upper Falls Creek Falls
Washington Falls Creek Falls
Falls Creek Falls Washington
Gifford Pinchot National Forest Waterfalls

The height of Falls Creek Falls has been the subject of debate for quite some time. Falls Creek sends a considerable volume of water hurtling 335 feet over its valley's headwall in three distinct steps. The upper tier veils 109 feet in a broad fan-shaped fall which skips down the initial tier of the cliff. Shortly after, the creek spreads out to a breadth of over 100-feet across a gently domed ledge and plunges 135 feet in several segments. After gathering through a cluster of large boulders which have fallen off the adjacent cliffs, the third tier leaps a final 91-feet into a narrow amphitheater gorge. 
Lower Falls Creek Falls WA
Lower Falls Creek Falls
Southern Washington Waterfalls
Upper Falls Creek Falls Washington

Directions to Falls Creek Falls
Falls Creek Falls is found not far from the Wind River Highway north of Carson. To get there, cross the Hood River Bridge to Washington and take SR-14 west to Carson. Take Highway 30 north. After passing the Carson National Fish Hatchery, turn right on Highway 30 for about 3/4 mile and turn right on National Forest Road 3062 which is signed for Falls Creek - note NF Road 3062 is gated closed from December 1 to April 1. Proceed approximately 1 1/2 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road.

Follow signs pointing to the Lower Falls Creek Trailhead, located at the end of Road 3062 in another 2.3 miles. Strike out on Falls Creek Trail #152A, which climbs gradually for 1.7 miles to the base of the falls. The upper and middle tiers will be seen shortly after crossing a tributary stream, and the middle and lower tiers will be encountered about 300 feet further. Access to the bottom of the middle and upper tiers can be had by following steeper trails up the left side of the falls from the main viewpoint

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