Portland: Pup Creek Falls

Climb an easy 1,000 feet above the Clackamas River to a three-tiered waterfall that rivals almost anything in Maui.
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Climb an easy 1,000 feet above the Clackamas River to a three-tiered waterfall that rivals almost anything in Maui.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.3

Waypoints

PCF001

Location: 45.1561851501465, -122.149803161621

Cross road to reach trailhead for Clackamas River Trail (No. 715). Trail climbs to L

PCF009

Location: 45.1486473083496, -122.103973388672

R @ Y, climb .1 mile to Puppy Creek Falls

PCF010

Location: 45.1471672058106, -122.10563659668

Puppy Creek Falls drops over 200 ft. in three tiers. Reverse route to return to trailhead

PCF002

Location: 45.1587829589844, -122.149063110352

Grand view of Clackamas River on L

PCF003

Location: 45.160099029541, -122.146148681641

Massive Western red cedars burned in 2002 fire. Ignore path to river on L

PCF004

Location: 45.1622848510742, -122.14282989502

Class II rapids to L, good place to snack and watch rafters

PCF005

Location: 45.1657676696777, -122.12353515625

Zipline hanging 50 ft. over water to L

PCF006

Location: 45.1608505249023, -122.123497009277

Gorgeous no-name falls to R, end of fire damage

PCF007

Location: 45.1592483520508, -122.120681762695

Unmarked campsites, massive red cedars @ water's edge

PCF008

Location: 45.1523323059082, -122.109397888184

False Puppy Creek Falls. Stay on main trail, use rock crossing