Starvation Ridge Loop Hike

Rate this Adventure Oregon Starvation Creek State Park

Added by Angela Service

The Starvation Ridge Loop hike is great for views of the Columbia River Gorge as well as multiple waterfalls along the way.

Starvation Creek Falls is an impressive 190 ft. waterfall just a few feet from the parking lot. If you don't know it's there, you'll miss it. Keeping walking past the restrooms, away from the trail head to see this beautiful two tiered waterfall. There are a couple of picnic tables near the creek to enjoy a snack before your hike.

Most of the loop is pretty easy, except for the first half mile climb which is super steep. The hike is not family friendly due to some sheer drops along the way. Once at the top, there is a great cliff edge viewpoint of the Columbia River. There are 3 different waterfalls in the last .7 miles of the loop, Lancaster Falls, Tunnel Falls, and Cabin Creek Falls. We were feeling adventurous and climbed to the top of the 231 ft. Lancaster Falls. It is very steep, extremely crumbly, and full of poison oak, so wear long pants and be cautious.

We went on a weekend and it was not crowded. It's further east in the gorge and far enough away from the popular gorge hikes, that there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your time.

If you don't feel like doing the steep viewpoint hike, go the opposite way and just enjoy the waterfalls!

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
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Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Spring, Summer

Trail Type:



2.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

600 Feet


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Picnic Area

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