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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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A short jaunt down a flat, quarter-mile trail will take you to the viewing area to see Curly Creek Falls. The falls themselves are exceptionally unique because there are two natural arches that span their width. Curly Creek Falls is known to be the only falls in Washington with a natural spanning arch, and the next closest examples are in Wyoming and Canada.  Since the falls has two natural arches, however, they are likely some of the few falls on the planet to be in this exclusive category.

Curly Creek Falls feeds into the Lewis River and usually dries up entirely by the end of July. Starting at an elevation of just over 1,100 feet, the falls drop a total distance of 86 vertical feet over two separate tiers.

Ignore the spelling error on the posted wooden sign at the viewpoint that labels the destination “Curely Creek Falls.” Be assured it was the sign-maker’s mistake and there is no extra “e” in the name.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Short hike to waterfall viewpoint.

Cons

No access to base of falls.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Address

NF-9039
Cougar, WA 98616
United States

Features

Waterfalls

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Indian Heaven Wilderness
Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington
Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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Mt. Adams/Indian Heaven Wilderness/Goat Rocks, Washington
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Comments

06/23/2018
We went there in Father's Day and the falls is unlike anything you'll see, the double arches are truly amazing. It is a really short hike for such a long drive, so I recommend having another adventure planned; there are SO many in the area to do and this is an amazing one that should't be missed.
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