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Falls Creek Falls

This 40-feet waterfall is found by backpackers traveling the South Coast Wilderness Trail of Olympic National Park. Views of the Pacific Ocean, cliffs, headlands, islands and seastacks add to this unique wilderness exploration.

Location

Approximately 7.4 miles south from the Third Beach trailhead or approximately 9.4 miles north of the Oil City trail head. When traveling south on the beach past Toleak Point, look for the overland trail about half a mile south of the point. The trail to the falls turns inland directing the hiker up Goodman Creek to the high tide line where Goodman Creek can be safely forded. On the North side, the trail passes by this gentle surprise hidden in a red alder forest.

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During high tides the water will actually back all the way up to the base of these falls and the hiker may have to wait for a lower tide to cross. If traveling north on the Wilderness Trail and passing Mosquito Creek, continue along the beach for about 2.3 miles where the overland trail leaves the shore.

Travel Instructions

From US Highway 101 north of Forks, turn west on Highway 110 and park at the Third Beach trailhead. This is the northern starting point for this hike. To begin the hike from the south, take Oil City Road west off Highway 101 near Hoh Oxbow Park.

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One Response to “Falls Creek Falls”

  1. Diane Schostak says:

    This area of The Olympic Coast is especially beautiful and not heavily traveled. The reef and the creek, the falls and the expanses of sandy beach make it a great place to spend some time.