Dry Creek Falls (Summer)

Directions: From I-84, take the first exit for Cascade Locks.  To avoid the parking fee at the Bridge of Gods Trailhead, go past that turnoff, and turn right onto Wasco St.  From here, go up to Moody St., and take another right.  Moody St. goes under an overpass, and you can park anywhere along here.  The trailhead is the first one on the left, as you walk up the gravel road.

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This relatively smooth trail takes you gradually uphill to a clearing with power lines running through it.  Past the clearing, the trail starts to get a little more rough, with lots of lava rock, and it descends gradually until you reach an intersection with a service road where you can continue across the bridge on the PCT, or walk up the road for a quarter mile to Dry Creek Falls.

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As you reach the end of the road, keep an eye out for the fire pit, and the tree with lots of shoes hanging from it.  From here you can see the waterfall.  Walk to the left, towards the waterfall, and cross the old dam, which at one point supplied drinking water for Cascade Locks.

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Head back out the way you came in.

 

Distance: 4.5 miles

Elevation: 680 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

Pet Friendly: Yes

Good For: All ages

Bathrooms: No

Parking Fee: $5 NW Forest Pass

Seasons: All

Popular: Yes

Overall: This is a great Gorge hike.

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