Punchbowl & Deadpoint Creek Falls
Photographer: G. Price
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Punchbowl Falls on West Fork Hood River
Deadpoint Creek Falls draining into West Fork Hood River
Punchbowl & Deadpoint Creek Falls are on the northern flank of Mt. Hood and south of Hood River.
T-intersection GPS N45º 35.358', W121º 37.753'
Directions: steps 1 thru 8 are the same for this falls and Diver's Creek Falls
Punchbowl is part of Hood River's west fork. Deadpoint Creek drains
- From I-84 take exit 62 (Hood River). Note your odometer reading here.
- At the top of the offramp turn right to go east on HWY 30
- In 1.2 miles turn right (south) onto 13th
- An additional 3 miles (4.2 total) turn left at sign for Hwy 281S
- 2 miles on 281S (6.2 total) turn right at sign for Dee / Parkdale
- Travel this road for 6.3m (12.5 total)
- Turn right at sign for Dee / Lost Lake
- In another 0.3 miles (12.8 total) you will reach a T-intersection
- At the T-intersection bear right onto Punchbowl Road
- In a little over a quarter of a mile the road appears to curve left.
Continue straight to stay on Punchbowl Road (left-bearing is Green Road).
- In about 3/4 mile from the curve find a gravel area with a closed gate. It will be just
before the bridge over Hood River (river).
- The gate is closed to cars but has an opening for hikers on the right
- Hiking distance is less than 0.1 mile
into the fork just one hundred feet downstream from Punchbowl on the
On the way to these two falls don't miss out on the views of Mt. Hood's
northern flank. It is very prominent.