For as many times as I’ve driven through Clatskanie on Highway 30, I’ve never known there was a waterfall near there. So I enlisted my friend Erin and we set out to find it. Beaver Falls is a 48-foot falls on Beaver Creek. The trail is not marked so finding this place was half the fun. If you’d like to check it out here are the directions:
About 4 miles past Rainier on Highway 30, turn right on beaver falls road. Follow the road for about 3 miles and there will be a small pull-off on the left side of the road with a gap in between the fences (pictured below). That is where the trail starts. Follow the trail to the falls, which is only about 500 feet.
**Beaver Falls Road actually used to be the old Highway 30.**
Since it’s been raining so heavily the last month the creek was raging, which made the falls spectacular. Unfortunately it also made it impossible to cross the creek to see the lower view and get some pictures at different angles.
Be very careful walking up to the falls as it’s a little slippery and you may experience vertigo.
Hamilton decided to keep a safe distance
As we were driving back towards highway 30 we noticed another falls off to the right about a mile away.
I would definitely love to return to Beaver Falls in the summer- it would be a great swimming hole!