AAA Editor Notes
Elk Creek Falls is 2 mi. w. on SR 8, then 2 mi. s. on FR 1452 (gravel road) to trailhead. Elk Creek tumbles over ancient lava flows to form three waterfalls with a collective drop of about 300 feet. The middle and lower falls are the highest at 70 and 50 feet, respectively. Outcrops of columnar basalt enhance the beauty of the canyon. A 1-mile trail, steep in places, leads down through the forest of pine, fir, cedar and larch to a viewpoint of the lower and middle falls. Side trails branch off to other vantage points.
Restrooms and picnic tables are available at the trailhead. Day-use only.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.