#16 Dry Creek/ PCT
Dry Creek Falls is accessed via the Pacific Crest Trail out of Cascade Locks. Often Dry Creek falls doesn’t have any signs because the locals seem to enjoy removing any signs indicating the side-trail to the waterfall. Dry Creek Falls never actually runs dry, but the creek would “dry-up” in old times because the water was re-routed to become Cascade Locks’ town water supply. At the waterfall you’ll see the remains of these formerly-used diversion works.
Ater a couple of miles on the PCT, you’ll arrive at a bridged crossing of Dry Creek. Instead of crossing the bridge, you instead want to go up the road next to Dry Creek for a few hundred yards to the semi-hidden waterfall.
This is some of the diversion works at Dry Creek falls that once robbed the lower creek of its flow:
After a view of Dry Creek falls you can walk another 1.6 miles east on the PCT if you want to see the so-called “Herman Pinnacles”. Some folks think these humps of basalt are really interesting. I don’t, but you’ll have to go see and then leave a comment here afterwards.