Day Hike - Dry Creek Falls & Wahclella Falls


Day Hike - Dry Creek Falls & Wahclella Falls

Waterfall hike like only the Columbia Gorge can provide.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

9 AM at the Exit 40 off I84 trailhead to Wahclella falls. We will leave Seattle at 6 AM carpooling from 65th Street Park and Ride to get to the trailhead by 9 AM.

This hike will take about 2 hours. We will hike fairly briskly. It will be combined with a longer hike to the Memaloose Hills farther east. This hike is in a much wetter habitat and should be lovely. Special flowers of note are toothwort, Dutchman's britches, and Columbia Kittentail. Bring binoculars, sturdy shoes and dress for all weather.


Dry Creek Falls, Wahclella Falls & Memaloose Hills

  • Green Trails Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S

    Green Trails Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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