Falls Creek Falls is amongst the upper echelon of waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest. Nestled within luscious evergreens in a distinctive river canyon, this three-tiered, 220-foot beauty will leave you feeling like you just transported into a fairytale.
The first time I saw the falls, I was literally frozen in place. It was everything I'd hoped for — and so much more. It's powerful, loud and seemingly comes out of nowhere, catching you off-guard by its size and strength.
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N45° 54' 39.3948"W121° 54' 53.2548"
This image was shot at Falls Creek Falls in Carson, Washington. The 3.4 mile roundtrip trail to the falls is well maintained and offers everything from a lovely roaring creek to a plethora of old growth forest, both teeming with life.
This photo was taken at the end of the trail and near the base of the falls, where there's a distinct viewpoint. My model used micro-spikes to carefully hike down below closer to the action.
The best way to get here is by driving. Trailhead #152 is located 15 miles north of Carson off of Wind River Highway. Most navigation apps will be able to map you to the trailhead.
Note: Keep in mind that NF-3062 will be closed from December to April, so you'll need to park on the side of the road to complete the trail.
If parking is open, you can park in the lot for Falls Creek Fall trailhead (45.905755, -121.939890). The trailhead will be clearly visible from the parking area.
Once you've spotted the falls, take a minute to look at the top tier. It's not visible when you continue along the trail, but you'll have up-close-and-personal views of the middle and lower tiers when you've arrived at the falls.
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