Steep Creek Falls

falling into Rock Creek

looks like a necktie

Photographer: G. Price

back to waterfalls - SW Washington

Photograph specifics: shutter speed 1/6, ISO100, lens 22mm, aperture 6.3, polarizer, tripod

Steep Creek Falls is east of Vancouver and NW of Stevenson.
GPS N45 44.867', W121 58.949', Elevation above sea level 800 ft.

  1. On Hwy 14 - 1.6 miles east of junction with Bridge of the Gods - turn left onto Rock Creek (near MP 43)
  2. Travel Rock Creek for 0.3 miles
  3. Turn left onto Foster
  4. Travel Foster for 0.4 miles
  5. At intersection bear left onto Ryan Allen
  6. Travel Ryan Allen for mile
  7. Turn left (NW) onto an unnamed** road and reset your trip odometer
    As a landmark, a sign for the road to the right says "Ruellen Rd"
  8. In 0.3 miles pavement ends, bear right at the intersection
  9. At the 0.7 mile mark keep to the right at the intersection
  10. At the 2 mile mark stay straight at the intersection
  11. At the 5.6 mile mark there is a wide spot before a wooden bridge - park here
Waterfall is visible from the far left side of the bridge.
Trail down the nearer right side of the bridge goes down to Rock Creek -
a hewn log is made up as a bench.
** topographical program lists this as FR2000 and Snag Creek Trail