Starvation Creek Falls (photographer: Warren Morgan)
Trail Description Driving DirectionsOftentimes overlooked, this 190-ft two-tiered Starvation Creek waterfall is quite impressive, tucked away behind the more-popular rest area. It's directly off I-84, making for a quick stop to take in a bit of history and beauty. Follow the path and signs to the waterfall and a couple of creek-side picnic tables at the base of the falls. Make sure to read the informational panels sharing the story of the waterfall's name. You can continue on the paved Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail for another mile to the east taking you to Viento State Park. This area is also the trailhead for many other hikes including: Starvation Ridge Loop and Mt. Defiance—leading you past many more mysterious and stunning waterfalls.
- Hike descriptions were collaboratively written with the generous support of oregonhikers.org.
Other hikes leading from Starvation Creek Trailhead include:
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop
Starvation Creek to Warren Lake + Read More
- Type: Out and back
- Distance: 0.1 miles round trip
- Elevation Gain: feet
- Difficulty: Easy
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Restrooms: Yes
- Trailhead Pass: No
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