Name of Waterfall

Dog Creek Falls


Dog Creek is a marked stream along Highway 14 on the Washington side of the Columbia River. The pullout to access the falls is approximately 6 miles east of Carson or 10 miles west of Bingen-White Salmon. A trail leads 100 feet to the pool at the bottom of the gorge.Despite its comparatively modest size, Dog Creek Falls is one of the most visible waterfalls along the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Dog Creek has cut itself a fairly impressive canyon between Dog Mountain and Cook Hill where I suspect several waterfalls lie. But because of the sheer basalt walls, the 30 foot fall visible from Highway 14 is the only known drop. Being only 30 feet tall, it may come as a bit of a surprise to some to find that the falls can be seen quite clearly from the Mount Defiance Trail and Highway 84 on the opposite side of the Columbia River. On a hot summer day, I'd suggest bringing your swimming wear to this one, the pool below the falls makes an outstanding cooling-off destination.

Other Names




IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Number of Drops


Average Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

40 cfs

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

0 cfs


90 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream

Columbia River (Snake River to Portland) Dog Creek