Boulder Creek Falls Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,115' 340 m
Descent: -256' -78 m
High: 2,297' 700 m
Low: 1,305' 398 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A scenic, wooded trail following Boulder Creek to the Boulder Creek Falls.”— Kevin Bonner
Mill Creek Access: Take Carr Powerhouse Road to Mill Creek Road, located on the right 0.5 mile from the highway. Mill Creek Road is a dirt road that is closed after the first winter storms and reopened in late spring. At the road crossing just past the big tank, stay to the right. You'll follow Mill Creek Road steadily uphill for 1.3 miles until you reach the trailhead. At the end of the road, you'll see a wide spot for parking and two paths.
The trail is pretty straightforward and well-marked. Keep in mind that there are four stream crossings, some larger than others. Rocks can be slippery, and the crossings are tougher after heavy rainfall or in spring with heavier flow from snow melt. There are large leaf maple trees along the way which makes for gorgeous scenery in the fall!
Approaching the falls, the trail drops down into a cool watershed. The creek leading from the falls is visible, crossing the road. The sign for the short side trail to the falls will be on your left. Hop on the Boulder Creek Falls Spur and follow the steps up the hill to a rocky vantage point where the main falls can be seen.
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