Washington State Short Easy Hike Reveals Gorgeous Gorge Waterfalls
My wife has this wonderful hiking book that she bought on our anniversary last year.
One Of The Neatest Washington Waterfalls Is A Short Hike Away In The Columbia Gorge
We stayed in Carson Washington last fall on our anniversary and my wife discovered a book in the gift shop called Curious Gorge, a book by Scott Cook that features all kinds of hikes on the Washington and Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge.
My wife, once she bought the book, had to take us on our first hike. I opted for something easy and right in the backyard of Carson Washington was a great little hike that surprised me with an amazing waterfall at the end of it.
There's no fee required for this hike and it's pretty amazing when you get to the end of the trail and it opens up into a spectacular waterfall.
The Panther Creek Falls Hike Is A No-Fee Trail In Washington State
I've compiled some pictures of this hike to whet your appetite and have you mark this on your list of things to do if you are exploring the Columbia Gorge.
The hike is called Panther Creek Falls and here are some photo highlights. I'll give you details and directions to the trail after the photo gallery.
Washington's Panther Creek Falls Hike Features Amazing Waterfalls
Here are the directions to reach the trail according to Washington Trails Association:
From Carson, head north on Wind River Highway. Proceed 4 miles, then turn right on Forest Road 65.
Make the first left, following 65 around toward Panther Creek campground. Follow Forest Road 65 for about 8 miles. There will be a gravel turnout for parking on the right. Park in the turnout (leaving room for other visitors) and cross the road to the trailhead.
I will give you a piece of advice, Google Maps took us further up the road so look out for the huge gravel pit turnout and you'll be good to go.
Panther Creek Falls Is A Great Adventure That'll Be Picture-Perfect
Panther Creek Falls is just another spectacular place you can explore right here in Washington State.
You can read more about the hike and the falls here.