“This trail passes Chinook Creek Waterfall and climbs through old growth forest to the Huffman Peak Trail #129.”
— Bruce Hope
River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall
There is no bridge over Chinook Creek. The trail twice fords Chinook Creek which can be two to three feet deep until late summer. Crossings can be difficult during high water; please proceed with caution. Also rocks at creek crossing may be slippery. Trail may be blocked by snow between November and June.
This trail runs between the Siouxon Trail #130 and Huffman Peak Trail #129
. A log bridge across Siouxon Creek marks the start of this trail - this is one of the few places to cross the creek without wading. After crossing the creek, the Chinook Creek Trail #130A then goes on to soon ford Chinook Creek twice - which is not easy to do (and may be hazardous) at high water.
The 50-foot cascade of Chinook Creek Waterfall comes into view after your final crossing of the creek. A very short use-trail here will take you to a view of the falls from below - where it plunges down to a clear green pool.
The trail then climbs the slope west of the falls to a viewpoint where you can see the top of the falls as it starts its plunge. The trail in this section can be a little unnerving as it is narrow and traverses the steep slope above the falls. After that, however, the trail simply continues up at a steady grade through an old-growth forest before ending at its junction with Huffman Peak Trail #129
just west of Forest Road 6403.