Siouxon Creek to Wildcat Creek Falls (bring sandals)

  • August 25, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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TOTAL MILES: ~8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: ~1000 ft
PACE: 2 mph (see below)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 6 hours
PERMITS: NW Forest Pass

**RSVPs will open at 9:00am Wednesday**

CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 100 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $10.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!

The forecast for Sunday doesn't bode well for views of distant mountains, but lucky for us creeks and waterfalls always look pretty! We'll basically be doing the Siouxon Creek hike to Chinook Creek falls that both Sullivan and Lorain describe, however instead of simply turning around at Chinook Creek Falls and retracing our steps back to our cars we'll don our sandals and cross the creek as we head another mile or so to check out Wildcat Creek Falls. After oohing and ahhing at this little seen waterfall we'll hike the quarter mile down to Siouxon Creek were we'll once again don our sandals and cross the creek before heading back to our cars and home and hopefully a stop along the way for a well deserved bite and beer (or better yet, milkshake).

As far as the pace goes, "nice and easy", with several stops along the way for pictures. I don't expect to be back to Gateway any earlier than 8:00pm, so please RSVP accordingly.

Oh yeah- for those of you live in Washington let me know and we'll make arrangements to save you a trip across the Columbia.

Please note that there is a MANUAL waiting list for this hike. What this means is that if a spot opens up everyone on the waiting list will automatically receive an e-mail notifying them of the opening. The first person to log in and RSVP, whether on the waiting list or not, gets the spot.

NO DOGS, please.

What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks AND sandals
• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Rain gear
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*
• Trekking poles (never a bad idea)
• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water

*Navigation, Sun protection, Insulation, Illumination, First Aid, Fire, Repair Kit/Tools, Nutrition, Hydration, Emergency Shelter. For a more detailed description, check out “The Ten Essentials” on the Portland Hiking Meetup Group’s FILES page.

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  • Zachary

    The weather was largely cooperative, and aside from one minor mishap, our creek crossings went well :-) Thanks to a great group of hikers!! I have one word to describe Wildcat Creek Falls- *WOW* !!

    August 27, 2013

  • Diane

    Was great hike, even getting wet, still had a wonderful time with fun people.

    August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent hike. Great group.

    August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Zachary is a truly superb hike leader, and this was a first rate hike- and as if that wasn't enough, a wonderful group of people too. Thank you all!

    August 26, 2013

  • Diane

    I live in Washington by 164th. Can I meet you somewhere to carpool in WA.

    August 21, 2013

    • Zachary

      Indeed you may. We'll meet you at the Safeway in Battleground. More details as the day of the hike approaches.

      August 21, 2013

    • Diane

      I will just meet you at Gateway at 8:00. It is more convenient for me.

      August 24, 2013

  • Erin

    Sorry Zachary, my dad just went into the ICU. Hopefully someone on the waiting list will be able to go with very late notice.

    August 24, 2013

  • Erin

    I hope we run into you, Amanda!

    August 22, 2013

  • Amanda J

    I may see you guys up there! I was going to hike it with my daughter.

    August 21, 2013

  • Alexandra

    Thanks for organizing this one, Zachary. I did it last spring in the pouring rain (which was still beautiful), but have always wanted to hike it in summertime. :)

    August 21, 2013

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