Monday, October 26, 2015

Fall Hikes: Upper McCord Creek Falls

West Columbia River Gorge_McCord Creek  
Spend a free morning or afternoon hiking an easy trail with huge rewards.  The Upper McCord Creek Falls trail is a pet- and family-friendly, out-and-back hike that leads you to a beautiful view of Upper McCord Creek Falls.
This hike begins at the same location as the Nesmith Point and Elowah hikes. Follow trail #400 along an abandoned road and up a steep incline, where you will come across a junction. Bear right and follow the trail uphill toward McCord Creek Falls. After a few switchbacks, the view will open up to great vistas of the Gorge and Mt. Adams. The trail is cut into the wall and has railings for safety. You will see Elowah Falls from the top, just before entering the forest and coming to McCord Creek Falls. This is a remarkable double falls and well worth the trip. Note that sometimes on dry summer days, only one falls may be flowing.
Additionally, if you veer left at the #400 trail junction, a beginner-friendly trail takes you to the base of Elowah falls, another spectacular waterfall to enjoy.

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