Upper McCord Creek Falls Hike
From Portland Hikers Field Guide
- Start point: John B Yeon Trailhead
- End Point: Upper McCord Creek Falls
- Trail Log : Trail Log
- Hike Type: Out and back
- Distance: 2.2 miles round trip
- Elevation gain: 400 feet
- Difficulty: Easy
- Seasons: Year-round except during winter storms
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Backpackable: No
- Crowded: Sometimes
Upper McCord Creek Falls is hidden away above mighty Elowah Falls. Pictures fail to do the matched pair of waterfalls justice. Though smaller than Elowah, they're a lot bigger than they seem at first glance. This is a fairly easy hike, appropriate for most beginners. There is a reasonable amount of climbing and a ledge section protected by sturdy handrails. The handrails protect make this hike completely safe to all but the most foolhardy of hikers.
Consider combining this hike with the Elowah Falls Hike.
- Maps: Hike Finder
This map is a bit misleading. Elowah Falls is where the top trail on the map crosses the creek. Upper McCord Creek Falls is where the bottom trail meets the creek.
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Guidebooks that cover this hike
- Day Hike! Columbia Gorge, by Seabury Blair, Jr.
- Afoot and Afield Portland/Vancouver, by Douglas Lorain
- 35 Hiking Trails, Columbia River Gorge, by Don & Roberta Lowe
- Columbia River Gorge, 42 Scenic Hikes, by Don & Roberta Lowe
- Hiking the Columbia River Gorge - 1st and 2nd Editions, by Russ Schneider
- 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon - 3rd Edition, by William L Sullivan
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