Why You Need to Make the Trek to the Awe-Inspiring Panther Creek Falls

One of our favorite destinations just 20 minutes away from Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins are the Panther Creek Falls. Imagine setting out for an adventure on a crisp, bright afternoon. You’re standing in a mossy oasis surrounded by magnificent waterfalls. You pause for a moment to hear the sound of rushing water at these gorgeous cascades before fully taking in the view. During your stay at our private cabins, you can discover them for yourself!

If you’re planning a trip to the Columbia River Gorge, our complimentary Vacation Guide is here to help! We know how challenging vacation planning can be, so we’ve created a helpful list of our favorite things to do in the area. In our free guide, you’ll find:

  • Outdoor activities for all skill levels like hiking Panther Creek Falls
  • Attractions you won’t want to miss
  • Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
  • The best restaurants in the area

About Panther Creek Falls

If you’re looking to be wowed, look no further than Panther Creek Falls. Walk the short trail down to the viewing platform where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. Here, you’ll see the 130-foot waterfall cascading from Panther Creek. The trail is generally easy and accessible and is maintained by the Forest Service.

Directions to Panther Creek Falls

The Panther Creek Falls Trailhead is just 20 minutes away from Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins! Begin your journey by heading north on Wind River Highway for about 4.5 miles, then turn right onto Old State Rd. Make a quick left onto NF-65, also known as Panther Creek Road. There will be a dirt and rock parking area on your right about 7.5 miles up the road. Parking here is free!

Hiking Panther Creek Falls

Once you begin your trek, you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous greenery. With less than 1 mile of trail until you get to the falls, this is a very easy hike and the perfect trip to take if you’re short on time. You will start your descent downhill on top of a carpet of pine needles as skinny rays of sun peek through the dense canopy above. Soon, you will come to the viewing platform of Panther Creek Falls. Pause here and catch your breath as you revel in their beauty.

If you’ve got rock-climbing moves, there is a steep path which goes down another trail to the
lower falls.This path can be slippery at times, but the view is well worth it. The size of the falls is awe-inspiring from this perspective, and the viewpoint is close enough to feel the soft moss under your feet and the mist on your face.

Come Back and Relax at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins

No matter what adventure you enjoyed, our Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins are the perfect home base to come back and relax to. You’ll love our cozy cabins, each designed for your comfort. Lounge around in the Carson Ridge bathrobes while your jetted tub fills for your calming bath, or warm yourself by the fireplace during the chilly months. Not only are our cabins perfect for relaxation and romance, they’re also near many attractions in the Columbia River Gorge like Panther Creek Falls! We look forward to seeing you at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins.