Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek to Lower Falls

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Picture of Lower Lewis Falls

This 10.3 section of the Lewis River Trail #31 runs from Curly Creek Trailhead to Lower Falls.

Bolt Camp Shelter, 2.5 miles from the Curly Creek Trailhead, was constructed around 1921 by shake bolt cutters. It was restored by volunteers in 1991. Climbing above a basalt cliff gorge, the trail crosses Forest Road 90, 9.2 miles from the trailhead. Beyond the road crossing, the trail continues upriver 1.1 miles to Lower Lewis River Falls and Lower Falls Campground/Day Use Area. Here the Lewis River plunges over a 60-foot cliff creating a breathtaking panorama.

Special Conditions: Wet rocks and cliffs along the trail, and river may be slippery.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/27/2021: This segment of the trail is open and snow free. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles prohibited
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets at Lower Falls
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Lower Falls Day Use area.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount Adams Ranger District

General Information


Trail can be accessed from Curly Creek Trailhead (Forest Road 9039) or Lower Falls Recreation Area (Forest Road 90).



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  Area/Length : 
10.3 miles

  Elevation : 
1200' - 1800'


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