Moulton & Yacolt Falls Area Hike

Hike Distance: 6.5 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 1342.4 miles

Elevation Gain: 724 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 1140638 feet

I initially intended to go on a different hike in the area but fell back on this lovely place.  I spent more time meandering around than usual and didn’t venture very far from the parking area.

First, I went up towards the bridge and then took a trail down to the south access to Lewis River.  There happen to be  a couple hopping from rock to rock, but they were far away.  It’s an area I never visited before and was very peaceful.

Next I headed back and did the loop that included Yacolt Falls.  This is a fantastic short loop, and was devoid of people.  Yacolt Creek and the Falls were amazing.

Lastly, I hiked the Murphy Grade trail all the way to the Bell’s Mt. Trail.

It was a wonderful day and I got the chance to take many pictures.  I also spent more time just enjoying the nice day!