This hidden gem of Olympic National Park is at the end of a very steep downhill hiking trail of about .4 miles.
At this time, access to Wolf Creek Falls is not allowed because of the Glines Canyon Dam removal and restoration process. We will keep you informed when the trail is reopened. (Elwha River Road then to Whiskey Bend Road, inaccessible.)
From Port Angeles travel west on Highway 101 to the Elwha Valley Road. Travel two miles up the Elwha Valley Road to the Entrance Station to Olympic National Park. Travel two more miles up this road. Past the ranger station, turn left on the gravel road signed Whiskey Bend. Travel four miles on this rather narrow and windy road being careful to watch for oncoming traffic. The falls is not marked and parking is along the road in a narrow pullout. There is only a small sign that says “Mills Lake .4” miles. Hike the steep trail to the bottom. Follow the trail to where the Elwha River enters Lake Mills and then turn right to where Wolf Creek flows into the lake. Walk upstream less than 100 feet to the base of the falls.
This moderate to difficult trail descends quickly to the southern tip of Lake Mills. It is steep. Good hiking shoes and a walking stick are especially helpful for the return trip up the hill. This trail is the only way to the falls by land –what goes down must come up! Wolf Creek is actually two tiered waterfalls. Only the lower portion is visible unless you bushwhack up a steep slope for a partial view of the upper tier.