Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
Dog Creek Falls is a 0.27 mile one way canyon trip with 349 feet elevation gain. Located 47 miles east of Vancouver Washington. The trailhead is car accessible. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
A nice little picnic spot right off the road and full of blackberries.
Choose to climb the rock face to the left of the falls to advance to several upper falls areas. While some trail can be spotted, it is very much an offtrail experience.
Check out the Official Route.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.