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Porter Creek Falls

Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

This easy trail leads from the campground to a small, scenic waterfall in Capitol State Forest.


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0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

93%

Runnable

387' 118 m

High

275' 84 m

Low

89' 27 m

Up

127' 39 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Runner Notes

Overall, it's a short trail run and not worth the drive. If you want to make the drive regardless, the steep section near the beginning is good for hill repeats.

Description

This is an easy trail from Porter Creek Campground. The beginning of the trail is clearly marked and easy to find right off the main road running through the campground. The beginning is a little steep with switchbacks, but don't let this discourage you. My 3 year old and 6 year old crushed this trail.

From the top, the trail then descends 100 vertical feet to Porter Creek, following it for about a quarter mile before splitting off again for another quarter mile. The end of the trail is at the confluence of Porter Creek and West Fork Porter Creek. The waterfall isn't big, but it's worth it all the same. Bring a camera! The opportunity for great water shots on this trail make it worth your time. The last half of the trail can be a little muddy, so be prepared for that and don't wear your favorite new shoes.

Flora & Fauna

Expect lots of greenery. Like any forest in Western Washington, it showcases big trees and lots of ferns.

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Shared By:

Garrett Mitchell

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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