Elowah and Upper McCord Creek Falls Trail

Cascade Locks, OR
Length: 3.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 2    Average: 4.5/5]

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This trail is a moderate trail which features two waterfalls. After a few switchbacks, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Gorge and Mt. Adams.  The next part of the trail is cut into the wall with cable railings for safety. Please use caution in this section.  Shortly after this portion of the trail, you’ll get a view of Elowah Falls. Continue down the trail through the forest to arrive at McCord Creek Falls.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 700 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, Tree Climbing, Viewpoint, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

289 foot waterfall
Views of the Gorge and Mt. Adams
Drop off risks- Please use carriers and caution

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

$5 day use or NW Forest Pass required

Trail Contributor

[Total: 2    Average: 4.5/5]

Being outside is how I re-charge. It gives me perspective, fills me with gratitude and provides an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life. I am fortunate to share this passion with my amazing husband and our son.  I was born and raised in the PNW but I love exploring any area I can get to. One of my favorite things about Hike it Baby is that I have a built in community of friends to provide trail suggestions anywhere we go.


Trail Map

Getting There

From I-84 East, take exit 35 for Ainsworth. Turn left at the stop sign, followed by an immediate right onto Frontage Road. Drive approximately 2 miles and turn right into the John B Yeon State Park parking lot.