• Activities:

    Running, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    5 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    250 Feet

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Easy, flat, family-friendly hike or run to a beautiful bridge, waterfall and river with rocks to sit and rest on.

The Hantwick trailhead is super easy to find and has a big parking lot which makes this hike really easy even in the middle of a sunny day.  As you round a bend coming up on the parking lot you will see a trailhead, but keep going about 100 feet and you will see the main parking lot with a separate trailhead that meets up to the same trail.

The trail is wide and flat and climbs ever so subtly for about 2.5 miles until you reach the iconic bridge from the photos.  Follow the trail down to the left and you can walk out onto the rocks in the river.  Continue a bit more to see Moulton Falls.

Additionally, if you follow the trail to the right after the bridge and head up towards the parking lot, you can see Yacolt Falls and connect with a handful of other trails that run along the river.  

Pack List

  • Water  
  • A snack to eat while you sit on the rocks in the river
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Very dog friendly, with a leash that is. Paved path and lots of spots to stop and swim ✨ Bring a camera!

30 days ago
30 days ago

Took my pup out for a nice 5 mile walk. Very easy walk, but also beautiful and serene. Great views!

about 1 month ago
about 1 month ago

Incredible!

2 months ago
2 months ago

Easy scenic trail for the whole family. We saw kids on the trail, bikes, and dogs on leash. Wasn't crowded, but there were a lot of people out enjoying the sunshine and hanging out on the rocks down by the river. We saw a few people on horseback as well.

9 months ago
9 months ago

A nice place for a walk or run, easy parking. Listen to the rushing river while on a wide hard packed path.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Tim Ploeger

Industrial designer during the week and trail runner whenever I can be.

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