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A very popular trail along Falls Creek.


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11.7

Miles

18.8

KM

Singletrack

3,500' 1,067 m

High

1,359' 414 m

Low

573' 175 m

Up

2,643' 806 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

Nice intermediate trail. No big views, but pretty forest, nice fun riding, waterfalls, and caves near the top.

People often shuttle this, or ride the paved road up and the trail down. But it's also fun to start at the bottom, climb, then return for a nice out-and-back.

Starting from the bottom, begin toward the main falls that pedestrian visitors are here for but turn left on a trail a couple of hundred feet in from the parking area. (You can continue straight to the falls - a challenging and fun 20 minute ride to view the big falls. That requires either coming back down or a steep hike-a-bike connector short-cut up to the main trail). That left sort of doubles back, crosses a bridge, and then bends right and begins a climb. It's gradual at first, then with a few hundred yards steep enough to be challenging. But after that, just about everything is nice and moderate all the way up.

The upper area involves some dirt road sections.

I personally have trouble making sense of the description someone wrote below, but maybe it's helpful for some. A little confusing because the main falls are not on the main mountain biking route.

The gradual grade of this 9-mile trail slowly climbs away from Falls Creek and crosses 2 creeks before reaching the waterfall in approximately 2.5 miles. Falls Creek surges over rocks and timber cascading from a height of 100 feet, creating a gentle mist below.

Approximately 3 miles from the trailhead a large clear pool about 50 feet wide and 10 feet deep, provides a lovely picnic spot. Elk, beaver and otter await the forest visitor.
The trail continues on for 6.5 miles, crossing several forest roads, and terminates at Falls Creek Horse Camp on Forest Road 65.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Fenger with improvements by Steven Basden and 2 others

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 9 votes

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  4.4 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#127

in Washington

#6,705

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7,119 Since Jun 27, 2017
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Photos

This bridge is almost at the end, assuming you're not crazy and decided to ride this as an  out-and-back.
Jun 27, 2017 near Stevenson, WA
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Nov 15, 2023
Frank Selker
Great condition
Aug 17, 2019
Matt Deniston
Connected this with other trails for a great shuttle ride a little over 21 mi. Watch out for wasps/hornets? at the one big log crossing the trail. 21.5mi — 3h 45m
Aug 2, 2019
Paul Stahlschmidt
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