A Magnificent Hike to Falls Creek Falls


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Falls Creek Falls

On a hot and sunny day I drove north of Carson, Washington to a large parking area.

From there it was an easy hike to an amazing 200-foot, three-tiered waterfall on Falls Creek.

Because of the many grand waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, Falls Creek Falls gets little respect. It would likely be a signature state park in most places in the country.

Several miles later and I was at the viewpoint overlooking the upper falls. Feeling ambitious, I hiked the trail for another three miles before turning back. The scenery was varied and the wildflowers were exquisite.

Beautiful orchids and a jaw-dropping waterfall – – – does life get any better?

Falls Creek Falls

Calypso Orchid that has seen its better days

Oregon Anemone

Harsh Paintbrush

Turnaround point

Beargrass beginning to bloom (wild lily)

Fairy Bell (wild Lily)

Dogwood

Vanilla Leaf

Lower and Middle tiers of Falls Creek Falls

 

 

 

 

Categories: Columbia River Gorge Hikes, Washington Cascades HikesTags: ,

11 comments

  1. Gorgeous! There are some beautiful falls and trails here as well. I’ll need to make a blog about it eventually. Love your stuff!

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  2. Go life! Spring is the best season for both bears and humans.

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  3. Wow! Definitely worth the hike!

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  4. Love these. I can’t believe I missed this one. Falls are among my most favorite of nature’s gifts – they are beautiful and they are powerful.

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  5. I am going crazy over all of the gorgeous PNW spring wildflower images I’m seeing on the blogs that I follow. Having visited only in the late summer and fall, I hadn’t even thought about how incredible the wildflowers must be. What a treat!

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