McCord Creek Falls
McCord Creek
Length: 3
Difficulty: Easy
Pass: None Required
Start the hike at the Elowah Falls trail head. Then follow Trail
#400 through dense forest as the trail climbs to the junction to
McCord Creek Falls. Bear to your right and follow the trail uphill
through a forested area toward McCord Creek Falls. After a
number of small switchbacks, you will come out into the open
where you begin to enjoy a number of great vistas. The trail is
cut into the sheer rock wall of this canyon and has railings for
safety. You will be able to view Elowah Falls from the top on this
trail just before entering a wooded area and coming to McCord
Creek Falls.
This hike is in the John B.
Yeon Scenic Corridor.

Located near Warrendale
in the Columbia River
Gorge. Driving east from
Portland along I-84, exit
the freeway at the Dodson
exit. Just after exiting the
freeway, turn left onto a
frontage road that runs
parallel to the Interstate,
and follow it for 2 miles to
John B. Yeon State Park. If
you are heading west on
I-84, simply exit I-84 at Exit
37, turn left and drive a
short distance to the
parking lot. The trail starts
climbing rather gradually
from the parking lot for
about 1/3 mile to a signed
fork. Head left toward the
upper falls in another 3/4
of a mile.