Moulton Falls Park is located right at the confluence of the Lewis River East Fork and the Big Tree Creek. The beautiful 347-acre park is home to an arch footbridge and two stunning waterfalls including Moulton Falls and Yacolt Falls. The heavily forested park is located on either side of the fast flowing East Fork Lewis River.
The park features various attractions and offers plenty of activities. Volcanic rock formations along the Lewis River was created due to early lava flows. The points of interest include a swing bridge over the Big Tree Creek and the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad excursion train that passes the park.
Among the key activities is the 2.6-mile Moulton Falls Trail which is an out-and-back hike along the Lewis River. The trail starts from Trailhead and winds via a picturesque footbridge and then towards the right follows along the beautiful Lewis River with a mossy cliff to the left. This hike is ideal for all those looking for a peaceful stroll with a hit of adventure. The 7.7-mile Bells Mountain Trail, which is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, may be accessed from Moulton Falls Park.
For the additional challenge, follow the trail to the Big Tree Falls or climb up to the Bells Mountain Trail for an amazingly scenic viewpoint.
The East Fork of the Lewis River near Moulton Falls is a great and popular swimming spot. Large rocks and rock ledges make for the perfect place to sunbathe and enjoy the river. You can find a few excellent deep pools along the river for swimming and cliff jumping. However, the currents are swift and the river has varying water depths making it imperative to exercise caution.
A few miles of Moulton Falls Regional Park, there is another great park. Lucia Falls Park is the place where you can enjoy waterfalls and watch steelhead during its spawning period. Due to the Lucia Falls area is critical fish habitat, any contacts with water are prohibited here. A 2.6-mile trail connects Lucia Falls with Moulton Falls. If you do not want to hike, you can stop at Lucia Falls on your way to Moulton Falls.
Moulton Falls | General Description
Open: 7 am to dusk
Managed: Clark County, Washington
Location: Moulton Falls Regional Park
Services: Restroom, garbage service, picnic sites
Activities: Swimming, cliff jumping, hiking, picnicking
Accommodations: No camping in the park
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Popularity: Moderate to high
Elevation: 600 ft (183 m)
Moulton Falls are located:
- 38 miles north of Portland (downtown)
- 84 miles north of Salem
- 148 miles north of Eugene.
Directions to Moulton Falls
From I-5 North,
- Travel to Exit 11 in Washington
- Take Exit 11 toward WA-502 East and continue to WA-502
- Turn right onto WA-502 and follow 5.8 miles to WA-503 North
- Turn left onto WA-503, and go 5.6 miles to NE Rock Creek Road
- Continue for about 8 miles to NE 152nd Ave and then NE Lucia Falls Road to the destination.
Address: 27781 NE Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt, WA
GPS: N 44°49.902' W 122°23.334' | 45.831692, -122.3889