Trail #174 Sunset Falls

Area Status: Open
Picture of Sunset Falls

This short accessible trail leads you from the Sunset Falls parking lot at Sunset Falls Campground and Day Use Area to Sunset Falls Viewpoint. The falls are accessible year-round and make a popular place to cool off on hot summer days. No fishing is allowed.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/21/2023: The Sunset Falls trail is open.
Best Season: Spring-Summer-Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Yacolt, WA; Vancouver, WA
Water: No Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: 50% discount for day use fee with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Administrative Headquarters (360) 449-7800.

General Information


From Battle Ground, Washington head north on WA-503 for about 5.5 miles. Turn right onto NE Rock Creek Rd, which will turn into NE 152nd Ave and then take a slight left onto NE Lucia Falls Rd for about 7 miles. Turn right onto NE Sunset Falls Road, travel for about 7 miles. The parking lot for the falls will be on your right.


Day Hiking

Viewing Scenery

Waterfall viewing.

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  Area/Length : 
0.1 miles

  Elevation : 
1020' - 1030'