Falls View Canyon Trail #868


Falls View Canyon and Loop Trails #868 and #848 Map

Falls View Canyon and Loop Trails #868 and #848 Map.

Area Status: Open
Falls View Falls viewing area at day use area.

This one mile second-growth forest canyon trail leads to Big Quilcene River among spring blooming rhododendrons, lilies, and honeysuckle. 

The short Falls View Loop Trail is adjacent to Falls View Canyon Trail and leads to a view of the cascading waterfall into the Big Quilcene River. A small picnic area with four sites is near the waterfall overlook. Continue on the Falls View Canyon Trail into the lush canyon alongside the rushing Big Quilcene River. You will loop back around to make your return to the trailhead. This trail makes a nice walk from the Falls View Campground or a rejuvinating break from the road.

Map: USGS Mt. Walker

Two people on a large rock in the shade along a stream

At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles, mountain bikes and stock are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information


From Quilcene, WA travel 3.5 miles south on U.S. Highway 101. Falls View Campground is located on west side of US Highway 101. Enter site and turn left and drive to picnic area parking lot. Fallsview Canyon Trail starts left of the parking area and goes downhill to the river.


River and Stream Fishing

Recreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

Maximum grades up to 10-20%.

Viewing Scenery

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery: Views of Falls.

Related Information

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Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.0 miles

  Elevation : 
200' - 400'