Lewis River Trail – Lower Falls

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Spectacular Waterfalls

Trail Stats: 3.5 miles round trip // Level: Easy to More Difficult

The Lewis River Trail follows the course of the Lewis River as it meanders through a magnificent old-growth forest of Douglas fir, western red cedar and big leaf maple. Spectacular waterfalls will delight you as you explore this route. The trail leaves the Lower Falls Campground, crosses Copper Creek and comes to Middle Falls. The trail circumvents a cliff above Upper Falls, providing excellent views of the falls. It crosses Alec Creek and terminates on Forest Road 90, near Quartz Creek Trail #5.

Driving Directions:

Follow the Wind River Highway (Hwy 30) north of Carson, Washington. Continue up and over Oldman Pass to Forest Rd #51 (Curly Creek Rd). Turn left. Stop by McClellan View Point for view of Mount St. Helens. Turn right on Forest Rd #90, follow to Lower Falls Recreation Area to Lewis River Trail #31.

40 miles north of Carson, WA


NW Forest Pass required.

Leave No Trace
  • #1 | Plan ahead and prepare
  • #2 | Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  • #3 | Dispose of waste properly
  • #4 | Leave what you find
  • #5 | Minimize campfire impacts
  • #6 | Respect Wildlife
  • #7 | Be considerate of others