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Dry Creek Falls

08/01/2016 | Cascade Locks, Hiking, Hood River, Recreation, Waterfalls

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If you are looking for something to do this summer, The Columbia River Gorge is chock full of beautiful hikes brimming with waterfalls. One of them, Dry Creek Falls, is a great easy hike. 4.5 miles and featuring beautiful Dry Creek Falls, you do need a NW Forest Path to get to it, but it's worth every step.

An out and back hike along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) that begins in Cascade Locks and meanders through beautiful forest to Herman Creek. Dry Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall that often gets overlooked by hikers. The trail is straight forward, although finding the trailhead from the parking area can be tricky. To access the trailhead, cross the road that leads to the Bridge of the Gods toll booth and start onto the PCT. The PCT parallels I-84. There is an old orange safety fence here that encroaches the trail and is now more of a hazard than a help. In about 1/10 of a mile, you'll come to Moody Street as it crosses under the freeway. Walk the road uphill to the right for a bit, under the freeway. When the road angles left, go straight ahead on the gravel road a short distance to twin trailheads. Altogether, the road walking here is about 100 yards. Take the trail to the left, which is the PCT.

Learn more about this great hike at: gorgefriends.org/hike-the-gorge/dry-creek-falls-herman-creek-pinnacles-extension.html

Discover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting: The Hood River. Dont forget to visit The Hood River Chamber Of Commerce for more information about the regions attractions and lodging before your trip to Hood River.

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