Wallanding Creek

Descend an impressive short slot canyon that has several memorable rappels and jumps. It is rated v3a3 during its typical season from June through September.


From Morton, drive west on SR-508/Main Ave. In 3.8 miles, turn right on Forest Road 73. Drive 6.3 miles, staying on Forest Road 73 at each fork in the road. Park at a pullout next to where an old, overgrown logging road crosses Forest Road 73 (46.62573, -122.37376).


Hike up Forest Road 73 0.5 mile and locate a good spot to drop into the forest on the right (~2,450 ft). Choose the best path down towards the creek through the largely open forest, following a very small side drainage.


There are three rappels in this canyon and multiple slides and jumps up to 15 feet. The three established rappels are anchored with unlinked bolts. You may do additional rappels if you do not wish to jump, slide, or downclimb certain obstacles.


Continue down canyon a short distance to 46.62809, -122.36902 where it’s possible to scramble out of the creek DCR.  Hike uphill for 0.2 miles and 600 feet of elevation gain through mostly open forest to Forest Road 73 and then walk back to the vehicles.


Standard canyoning gear including webbing, a wrench, and replacement quick links. 


  • Rappels: 3+
  • Longest Rappel: 50 feet
  • Approach: 0.7 mile
  • Exit: 0.4 mile
  • Time: 4 hours total


  • This canyon is rated v3a3III from June through September (before fall rains).
  • For updated information and recent trip reports from the community, visit the Wallanding Creek web page on Ropewiki.
  • Difficulty: Basic Canyon
  • Length: 1.4 mi
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