Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Upper McCord Creek Falls Hike


This 2.2 mile out and back style hike is a great hike to view one of the many waterfalls the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. Combine this with the beautiful views and wonderful scenery you will be surrounded by and this hike becomes a great spot to bring your family for a day in nature!
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. 
Learn more about this great hike at: gorgefriends.org/hike-the-gorge/upper-mccord-creek-falls.html

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