Hike to Moulton and Yacolt Falls

Washington Hantwick Parking Area

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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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Activities:

Hiking, Running

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

250 Feet

Rating:

Features:

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

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5 months ago

Nice, easy, quiet trail

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

5 months ago

Added by Tim Ploeger

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

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