Directions: Take I-84 East to exit 41 (Eagle Creek). Go left at the stop sign and park across from the fish hatchery.
This hike starts on the paved path that’s in between I-84 and the fish hatchery. It runs along I-84 for a bit and is quite noisy. Soon it turns off to the right and enters a wooded area. You’ll pass a trailhead on your right and soon come to an open grassy area on your left with a faint worn path.
Follow this path through the tall grass and daisies (in the spring), as in reenters into a wooded area. Continue following the trail downhill until it ends at Ruckel Creek with the waterfall just to your right.
There is a fallen tree that makes a nice “bridge” over the creek to get a better view of the waterfall.
Head back out the way you came in.
Distance: 1 mile
Good For: All ages
Bathrooms: Yes at the Eagle Creek Trailhead
Parking Fee: Yes a $5 NW Forest Pass is required
Overall: We’re excited to see what this waterfall looks like in other seasons.