Dry Creek Falls

Hello! It’s been a minute. Or two years, but hey, who counts?  I have been spending more time on Instagram as I’ve been trying to really learn photography.  Check it out if you like. @joshbakerwriter.  So it may seem a bit ironic that I am back on the blog using only cell phone shots. Ha ha. Life is funny. My wife and I spent some time out in the Columbia River Gorge this week.  There are so many pretty places out there. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, many popular trails are closed, but we still found some great spots.

Dry Creek Falls is roughly a 4.5 mile round trip hike from Cascade Locks.  The forest shows signs of the Eagle Creek Fire in the first half, yet it still manages to be green in both the canopy and the ground cover.  The slopes are steep but the trail is not.  This is an easy hike for the two miles or so to the small babbling brook that is Dry Creek.   The falls are a few hundred yard up a side trail.   Yes, it’s worth it.

If you are looking for additional exercise opportunities in the area, consider a walk around Blackberry Beach or a ride on the nearby mountain bike trails.  One could also put in their kiteboard on the Columbia there. Whatever your flavor, Cascade Locks probably has it.   Have fun out there, and stay safe.

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"The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ― John Muir

Posted on July 16, 2020, in Beaches, General Hiking, Hiking with dogs, Mountains, Outdoors, Photography, Waterfalls, Waterways and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Good to see you back, Josh! It has been a long long time since we hiked in the Gorge. It’s a good idea for a wee break from the Coast. Maybe this fall as it looks like our annual European trip is on hold.

  2. Nice. Thank you for adding to your blog again.

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