©Greg Lief
©Greg Lief

Mosier Creek Falls

Western Gorge, oregon

The trail begins on the east side of Mosier Creek, next to a park bench. Mosier’s Pocket Park trail, gently climbs above the rim of Mosier Creek Gorge. Take a minute to walk through the small pioneer cemetery. Next you’ll come to a viewing area, peering into the deep canyon and looking upriver to the falls. Continue through the oak groves to the top of the 100-ft waterfall. This makes for a nice picnic spot or if you’re feeling more adventurous, jump off the cliff into the sparkling pool below that is surprisingly warm in the summer.

Family Friendly!

Trail Map

No trail map available.

Driving Directions

Take Exit #69 off of I-84. Head south, traveling into the town of Mosier. Park next to the totem pole on the north side of the road (Historic Columbia River Hwy). Walk safely along the road, cross over the bridge, and the trail starts immediately after the bridge near a park bench on the south side.

Hike Information:

  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Length: .4 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 200
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restroom Facilities: No
  • Fees and Regulations: None


  • Waterfall

Difficulty Levels

Gorge Walk/Easy: Up to 3 miles, less than 700 ft. elevation gain
Moderate: Up to 5 miles, less than 1,200 ft. elevation gain
Strenuous/Difficult: Up to 10 miles, up to 2,500 ft. elevation gain
Rugged: Over 10 miles, steep trail, over 2,500 feet elevation gain


Trail maps are courtesy of NWHiker.org. Hike descriptions were collaboratively written with the generous support of Portlandhikers.org.

Contact Information

Outreach Manager Maegan Jossy at Maegan@gorgefriends.org or 971-634-2028.
Outreach Assistant Kate Lindberg at katel@gorgefriends.org or 971-634-1265.