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Lower Lewis, under the overhang
Lower Lewis before the crowds
Lower Lewis from the top
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Lewis River Falls

09.07.18

Lower Lewis Images

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Lower Lewis, under the overhang- Lewis River Falls
Lower Lewis, under the overhang- Lewis River Falls
Lower Lewis before the crowds- Lewis River Falls
Lower Lewis from the top- Lewis River Falls

09.07.18

Lower Lewis Images

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Lewis River Falls

07.27.18

NF 90 had a section of dirt road that was seriously congested this weekend. There was a small section that was significantly pot-holed and on an incline which made it difficult for cars to pass through. As a result, many people decided to simply park their cars there and walk the remaining mile or so to the campground.

The 0.3M section of the trail that the Middle Falls rests on is closed so you'll have to go around it via the Middle Falls Trailhead and the Copper Creek Falls.

The camp sites at the Upper Falls are all right on the river and are well suited for 1-2 hammocks/tents. You could probably squeeze in a third, but it would be a tight fit.

Lewis River Falls

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Lewis River Falls
Lewis River Falls
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Lewis River Falls

07.27.18

NF 90 had a section of dirt road that was seriously congested this weekend.

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Lewis River Falls

06.30.18

Stay at Lower Falls Campground, site #13 was close to the river to afford the white noise of the river, located across from the bathrooms and giving you access to trail #31 by your own leg of the trail. Hike Lewis River trail #31 that leaves right from your campsite on a well maintained trail that includes views of Lower, Middle and Upper Lewis falls as well as 3 others.

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lower falls- Lewis River Falls
lower falls- Lewis River Falls
Lewis River Falls
Lewis River Falls
Lewis River Falls
Lewis River Falls

06.30.18

Stay at Lower Falls Campground, site #13 was close to the river to afford the white noise of the river, located acro

Lower Lewis River Falls Spring
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Lewis River Falls

05.04.18

Road is open to the falls however use caution lots of downed tree limbs and the road has a few washouts on it. The campground and park are also open. Enjoy!

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Lower Lewis River Falls Spring - Lewis River Falls
Lower Lewis River Falls Spring - Lewis River Falls

05.04.18

Road is open to the falls however use caution lots of downed tree limbs and the road has a few washouts on it.

Lower Lewis Falls at 5070 CFS Flow
One of numersous waterfalls spilling into the Lewis River this day, this one just above Lower Falls
Copper Creek Falls at high flow 11-24-17
Standing at the brink of Lower Lewis Falls at a flow of 5070 CFS (Median Flow for this date over 33 yrs is 1350 CFS) Thunderous!
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Lewis River Falls

11.24.17

#optoutside hike on Black Friday, River was absolutely RAGING, 5070 cfs on USGS 14216000 LEWIS RIVER ABOVE MUDDY RIVER GAUGE (https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=14216000&agency_cd=USGS) which is just above Swift Reservior - Median flow for this date is 1350 cfs for comparison. Many Waterfalls, too numerous to count, tumbling into the river and feeding the flow. Parts of the trail were underwater, thank god for Gore Tex Boots! A quintessential PNW Hike thru deep forest, ferns and moss everywhere. An absolute gem! Note that the main trail just before Middle Falls is closed off (presumably due to landslide) so you have to switchback up to the Middle Falls Trailhead and then back down to the falls, but you do get to cross Copper Creek Falls (see pic) which is pretty impressive in it's own right

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Lower Lewis Falls at 5070 CFS Flow- Lewis River Falls
Lower Lewis Falls at 5070 CFS Flow- Lewis River Falls
One of numersous waterfalls spilling into the Lewis River this day, this one just above Lower Falls- Lewis River Falls
Copper Creek Falls at high flow 11-24-17- Lewis River Falls
Standing at the brink of Lower Lewis Falls at a flow of 5070 CFS (Median Flow for this date over 33 yrs is 1350 CFS) Thunderous!- Lewis River Falls

11.24.17

#optoutside hike on Black Friday, River was absolutely RAGING, 5070 cfs on USGS 14216000 LEWIS RIVER ABOVE MUDDY RIVE

Upper Falls
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Lewis River Falls

09.02.17

This turned out to be a great little gem. Originally thought we would do a 2 night backpacking trip but a bad back limited us to an full on day hike with the family of 5. We avoided the super crowded Lower Falls and parked Wright Meadow TH. We headed down to the main trail. Quickly discovered that the main trail 0.3 mile section from there to Middle Falls is closed and definitely treacherous. We back tracked went up and around to Middle Falls and then up to Upper Falls where we found a nice backcountry site to set up day camp. Barely anyone around...they were all at Middle and Lower Falls. Had the place to ourselves.

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Upper Falls- Lewis River Falls
Upper Falls- Lewis River Falls
Lewis River Falls
Lewis River Falls
Lewis River Falls

09.02.17

This turned out to be a great little gem.

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Milan, yes the backcountry campsites are there. I was there, albeit a few years ago.

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Milan, yes the backcountry campsites are there. I was there, albeit a few years ago.

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Lewis River Falls

08.29.17

I see on the map that there are 3 camping sites backcountry near Upper Lewis River falls but I can't find anything online to confirm that. Anyone know anything about that spot?

Lewis River Falls

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08.29.17

I see on the map that there are 3 camping sites backcountry near Upper Lewis River falls but I can't find anything online to confirm that. Anyone know anything about that spot?

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Lewis River Falls

06.25.16

Today was a spectacular day for this hike! Although a bit of a hike to get there from Portland, it is easy to find and good road conditions the whole way. There were lots of people camped at the Lower Falls Campground, but we didn't see too many people on the trail, especially as we got to the Upper Falls. In fact, we had the whole waterfall to ourselves for the afternoon, which was incredible. Some other folks showed up as we were about to leave. We jumped in the water (freezing cold!) and sat in the sun on the rocks. I have to say, today was a good day.

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Lewis River Falls

06.25.16

Today was a spectacular day for this hike!

Middle Falls
Lower Falls
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Lewis River Falls

06.16.16

This is a great hike!
You can follow the river for miles, little elevation gain, lots of falls, good swimholes, low crowds, great scenery . Highly recommended . Nice campground/day use area at lower falls to have a beer and lunch after the hike.

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Middle Falls- Lewis River Falls
Middle Falls- Lewis River Falls
Lower Falls- Lewis River Falls

06.16.16

This is a great hike!

Mist rises above the falls
It takes a bit of effort, wading upriver to get to this spot.
A spectacular wall of water
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Lewis River Falls

10.12.13

While getting to this place requires a bit of a drive, the scene in autumn makes it worthwhile.

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Mist rises above the falls- Lewis River Falls
Mist rises above the falls- Lewis River Falls
It takes a bit of effort, wading upriver to get to this spot.- Lewis River Falls
A spectacular wall of water- Lewis River Falls

10.12.13

While getting to this place requires a bit of a drive, the scene in autumn makes it worthwhile.

Taken on December 30, 2011. The major snow for that winter did not come until January, so the river was high from rain up to that point.
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Lewis River Falls

11.27.15

Been there at least a hundred times. It is seen often on Outdoor and Scenery calendars, but most do no know it's name or where it it.

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Taken on December 30, 2011.  The major snow for that winter did not come until January, so the river was high from rain up to that point.  - Lewis River Falls
Taken on December 30, 2011.  The major snow for that winter did not come until January, so the river was high from rain up to that point.  - Lewis River Falls

11.27.15

Been there at least a hundred times.

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