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Curly Creek Falls

Southwest Washington


Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region
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0.4 miles, roundtrip


Highest Point: 1285 ft.


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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

This short, accessible trail provides easy access to viewpoints of Curly Creek and Miller Creek Falls.

From the parking area, follow the trail west, quickly arriving at Curly Creek Falls where a waterfall plummets from beneath two rock arches. This waterfall is notable for its shape, a tiered plunge waterfall with rock arches spanning the stream. It's quite striking.

Continuing westward, the trail soon leads to the Miller Creek Falls viewpoint where yet another waterfall plunges over a moss and fern-laden cliff into the Lewis River. Your trip is quick, all this is viewable in only 0.2 miles. Once done, head back the way you came.


Curly Creek Falls

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.0603, -121.9707 Open map in new window


Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

Curly Creek Falls (#31A)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: South Cascades (Nelson - Mountaineers Books)

Buy the Green Trail Lone Butte No. 365 map

Getting There

From Cougar, drive about 20 miles east on Forest Road 90 to its junction with Forest Road 9039. Turn left (north) onto this road and continue 0.75 mile. Cross the Lewis River and then turn into the parking area on the left, just beyond the bridge.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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