Visiting these breathtaking falls is always such a treat! After a 1.5-mile hike through the beautiful old-growth forest, this multi-tiered waterfall is a spectacular sight to see. Enjoy the soothing sounds of nature, as well as the rushing water that cascades onto the lush greenery below and you'll be able to capture an amazing shot.
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How to get there
N45° 54' 38.5344"W121° 54' 51.5124"
This photo of Falls Creek Falls was taken from downriver on Falls Creek, looking back east toward the waterfall. To get here, park at the parking lot at the Falls Creek Fall trailhead (45.905755, -121.939890). The trailhead is clearly visible from the parking area.
As you near the end of the trail you will get your first glimpse of the massive 220ft waterfall. Continue hiking until you arrive at the overlook.
If you're sending hikers down to the falls to be photographed, backtrack slightly from the overlook and you'll see a steep trail that leads down to the river. The trail is very unmaintained and you may need to do a bit of navigating on your way down.
Driving directions from Carson:
- Head north on Wind River Hwy
- Turn right onto Meadow Creek Rd/NF-30
- Turn right onto NF-3062
- NF-3062 turns slightly right and becomes NF-057
- Park next to the Falls Creek Falls trailhead
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