Hemlock Creek Falls
Skamania County, Washington, United States
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- USER COMMENTS
This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
During the winter of 2012-2013 a huge wind storm toppled numerous trees in the area and destroyed the viewpoint for nearby Big Creek Falls. The Forest Service has since closed the Big Creek Falls trail and its parking lot indefinitely after assessing the danger of additional falling trees to be too high. As the falls are a popular attraction, it is assumed they will be reopened at some point in the future.
This waterfall occurs along a stream that is known to vary greatly in volume and as a result may not flow consistently year round or may dry out completely during certain periods.
HISTORY AND NAMES
- Hemlock Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall
Location and directions
Take Interstate 5 to the town of Woodland, and exit onto Highway 503 heading east. Follow 503 east to Cougar, and continue to Forrest Service Road # 90, just passed the Pine Creek Ranger Station. Follow FR 90 for 8 1/2 miles to the parking area for Big Creek Falls on the left (if you cross Big Creek on a bridge, you've gone too far). As of 2013 the Big Creek Falls trail and viewpoint have been closed indefinitely due to hazards posed by falling trees, and the parking lot cordoned off. Should the trail reopen, follow the easy trail for about 500 feet to the viewing area for Big Creek Falls, then proceed another 100 feet downstream, to a trail forking to the right, marked only by a sign that states "trail". Follow this trail for about 3/4 of a mile, at a fenced viewpoint looking out over the Lewis River Canyon, with Hemlock Creek Falls off to the left.
|Hemlock Creek Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.|
Additional Nearby Waterfalls
|Name of Waterfall||Distance|
|Lower Cave Falls||0.62 mi / 0.99 km|
|Cave Falls||0.74 mi / 1.19 km|
|Catacomb Falls||0.75 mi / 1.2 km|
|Big Creek Falls||0.99 mi / 1.59 km|
|Unnamed Waterfall||1.96 mi / 3.13 km|
|Tribulation Falls||2.52 mi / 4.03 km|
|Rush Creek Falls||2.99 mi / 4.78 km|
|Curly Creek Falls||3.38 mi / 5.41 km|
|Miller Creek Falls||3.53 mi / 5.64 km|
|McClellan Falls||3.84 mi / 6.14 km|
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I recommend a moderate telephoto for this one. Anything in excess of 200mm is overkill, but 100mm is not quite enough, if you want the falls to fill the frame. Beware nasty haze issues which plague this waterfall on sunny afternoons. Best light in the morning.
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