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Panther Creek Falls — Jun 30, 2013 — seattlenativemike
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Not really much of a hike but a spectacular unique waterfall destination. Falls viewing platform is...
Not really much of a hike but a spectacular unique waterfall destination. Falls viewing platform is about 500 feet or so from the parking area. Temperature was about 101 degrees on the road but dropped very pleasantly as we reached the falls.

For photography, the falls faces east/southeast. We got there at around 5:50pm and the sun had dropped enough behind the trees to provide even light on the falls.
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Panther Creek Falls — Apr 11, 2013 — Bob and Barb
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After hiking Falls Creek Falls, we went to Panther Creek Falls. This is not a destination hike, but ...
After hiking Falls Creek Falls, we went to Panther Creek Falls. This is not a destination hike, but it is well worth your time if you are in the area. To reach the TH drive the Wind River Road 5.8 miles north of Carson to Old State Road and turn right. Turn left onto Panther Creek Road which becomes Road 65. In about 7.4 miles you come to a large gravel pit on the right where parking is available. Cross the HWY and go left about 100 ft to an unmarked trail which begins as a narrow trail but soon widens to take you to a viewing platform about 500 ft from the TH.
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Panther Creek Falls — Jul 02, 2012 — Bob and Barb
Day hike
Issues: No water source
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Panther Creek Falls is one of the most unique waterfalls in Skamania County. There are 2 tiers of se...
Panther Creek Falls is one of the most unique waterfalls in Skamania County. There are 2 tiers of segmented waterfalls, 50-70 feet in height. They both empty into the same basin. To reach the TH drive the Wind River Road 5.8 miles north of Carson to Old State Road and turn right. Turn left onto Panther Creek Road which becomes Road 65. In about 7.4 miles you come to a large gravel pit where parking is available. Cross the HWY and go left about 100 ft to an unmarked trail which begins as a narrow trail but soon widens to take you to a fairly new viewing platform about 500 ft from the TH.
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Panther Creek Falls — Jul 24, 2011 — Bob and Barb
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I "tweaked" my right knee while hiking the Lewis River Trail 2 weeks ago so our hikes this past week...
I "tweaked" my right knee while hiking the Lewis River Trail 2 weeks ago so our hikes this past week-end were short with not much elevation gain. Although short they took us to 3 beautiful waterfalls and to rare plants which we feel blessed to have seen. A couple we met on the Falls Creek Trail on Friday told us about Panther Creek Falls which we did today. To reach the TH drive the Wind River Road 5.8 miles north of Carson to Old State Road and turn right. Turn left onto Panther Creek Road which becomes Road 65. In about 7.4 miles you come to a large gravel pit where parking is available. Cross the HWY and go left about 100 ft to an unmarked trail which begins as a narrow trail but soon widens to take you to a fairly new viewing platform about 500 ft from the TH. What an awesome and unique falls! It is actually 2 waterfalls dropping side by side from Panther Creek and a series of gushing springs on the left side. Panther Creek's falls is a 2 tiered horsetail falls, but the 30 ft second tier can only be seen if you scramble off trail down a very steep and dangerous looking tread to the base of the falls. We did see a young couple do this scramble and I'm sure the view from below is awesome! We highly recommend visiting this falls if you are in the area! Pictures can not describe its beauty!
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South Cascades -- Columbia Gorge

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