Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
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This is a short hike to a beautiful set of waterfalls that anyone staying in the area should take the time to explore. The hike begins at the Wyeth Campground day use area, and if it's closed you can park on the side of the road and walk in from the road way. Continue down the trail until you see an intersection with a wooden bridge crossing the river. 

Take a few pictures and continue straight on the trail. You'll reach Emerald Falls after about a half mile on trail. It appears as though there might have been a small landslide here, 
so be careful navigating around for pictures or exploring. These falls offer a picturesque scene with mossy covered rocks and stunning waterfalls. This and other hikes in the area make a weekend stay at Wyeth Campground a great escape from Portland.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Quiet and not of a lot of visitors.

Cons

Parking might be limited if the campground is closed.

Trailhead Elevation

157.00 ft (47.85 m)

Net Elevation Gain

169.00 ft (51.51 m)

Features

Waterfalls
Old-growth forest
Fishing

Suitable for

Biking

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Wyeth Campground to Gorton Creek Trail
Columbia River Gorge, Washington

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

06/17/2017
This is a great hike for kids. We went with our 5- and 8-year-old. There actually is a day use fee of $5 on the honor system. There is an envelope for depositing the money so you must have cash. Note that to get to the falls, you don't actually cross the wooden bridge. I misunderstood that part.
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