A Wonderful Hike along Siouxon Creek


On a cool, late summer day we hiked in a hidden gem of an old-growth forest.

The trail followed the Siouxon (rhymes with Tucson) Creek for four miles before crossing a foot bridge. Soon we reached our destination, 50-foot Chinook Creek Falls, a lacy waterfall dropping over a rocky ledge.

The Trail along Siouxon Creek meandered through a beautiful rainforest with multiple waterfalls, many ferns, moss and lichen on the trees, a few scattered old-growth cedars and Douglas firs, and mature hemlock trees galore.

It makes for a very pleasant four to five hour outing. The trail is wide, well-maintained and has no steep sections. Most of the time we were hiking near the crystal clear waters of Siouxon Creek.

We both gave the hike a big thumbs up.

Chinook Falls

Chinook Falls

My Favorite Model taking a well-deserved break

My Favorite Model taking a well-deserved break

Damp Vine Maple leaves

Damp Vine Maple leaves

Siouxon Falls

Siouxon Falls

A pleasant stretch of the trail

A pleasant stretch of the trail

Small cascades on Siouxon Creek

Small cascades on Siouxon Creek

Old Growth Hemlock forest

Old Growth Hemlock forest

Falls on a tributary of Siouxon Creek

Falls on a tributary of Siouxon Creek

Wood Sorrel with its distinctive shamrock leaves

Wood Sorrel with its distinctive shamrock leaves

Crystal-clear water of Siouxon Creek

Crystal-clear water of Siouxon Creek

 

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2 comments

  1. Great photos and I agree with you John. This is a wonderful hike; lots of beautiful scenery to enjoy!

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