A great place for a picnic, hike or just relaxing at the falls.
Visual Recreation Opportunity GuideVideo shows Sunset Falls and a migrating Steelhead. Sounds of water flowing over falls.
Sunset Falls is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Visitors enjoy scenic views of the river and a waterfall with othre wonders also within a short hike of the day use parking and campground. The campground is open all year.
The falls are on the East Fork Lewis River at an elevation of 1,000 feet. The campground road and trail path to the falls are paved and shaded by large evergreen trees.
There are several hiking trails nearby, including the Silver Star trail which offers excellent views of Portland, Oregon. The area is also popular with kayakers that visit the East Fork Lewis River.
Sunset Falls is located in between Mount St. Helens and Mt. Adams, and only about an hour north of Portland, Oregon. Fishing is available at nearby Zigzag Lake or Canyon Creek. The East Fork Lewis is open to angling below Horseshoe Falls.
At a Glance
05/12/2014: Open. Hoodoo Recreation Services day use fee required to park at the site.
From I-5 take exit 9 WA 502 for Battle Ground. Go about 7 miles and turn left on WA 503 and head north for about 5.5 miles. Turn right onto NE Rock Creek Rd, which will turn into NE 152nd Ave and then a slight left onto NE Lucia Falls Rd for about 7 miles. Then turn right onto NE Sunset Falls Road, travel for about 7 miles and the falls will be on your right.
This site offers a paved trail from the parking area to the falls viewing platform. The area is flat and has other accessible areas to experience the river and the surrounding forest.