Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Walk in Moulton Falls County Park

Bill and I took advantage of a break in the rain to go hiking at Moulton Falls County Park today. It has been three years since I went to Moulton Falls and we had never gone hiking on the trail there. Bill did the whole six mile round trip. Since I'm not much of a distance hiker like he is, I went three miles and had him pick me up in the car. It was a little too late in the season to see the change in color of the leaves so that was a little disappointing. The leaves were pretty much all on the ground by now. But it was a pleasant hike walking along the east fork of the Lewis River. There are a lot of rapids along the river and a lot of mini waterfalls coming off the hill going into the Lewis River. There are a lot of ferns and many of the trees are covered in moss. Moulton Falls itself is actually a very small waterfalls--only 10 feet tall. A surprise to me was Yacolt Falls which is also at Moulton Falls Park and is just up the road a little ways. It is much more impressive than the park's namesake. There is also a cool arch bridge that goes over the Lewis River and a swing bridge just down the creek from Yacolt Falls. As I waited for Bill to come get me in the car, I could feel that a storm was coming in with the wind coming up. It started pouring but luckily Bill came about 5 or 10 minutes after it started so that I didn't get too drenched. We really enjoyed having a nice excursion at the park today.


  1. That's some park! Gorgeous scenery, too bad you missed the peak of the Autumn leaves. Oh well, it looks like it was plenty colorful, just in a different way!

  2. We were just there yesterday. You mention the park's namesake. We were wondering about who that was. Do you know?