This small waterfall of Stebbins Creek is rather unremarkable. It's just barely 15 feet tall at best - it gets shorter at high water - and that is the baseline for qualification for this database for unofficially named waterfalls. However, being that it's within sight of a road used to access other major waterfalls (plus it has a pretty colorful unofficial name) we decided to include it in our dataset. Though the falls can be pretty with the right conditions, it's rather unimpressive and not worth much attention unless you're a serious waterfall hunter.
- Mad Dog Falls is the Adopted name of this waterfall.
- Known Alternate Names: Stebbins Creek Falls
The name Mad Dog Falls comes from kayakers who pioneered Stebbins Creek as a boatable watercourse. The falls are also known under the generic title of Stebbins Creek Falls.
The falls are located along the Washougal River, about 20 miles NE of Washougal. There are two ways to reach the falls. For those of you coming from the east along SR 14, watch for Salmon Falls Road, which branches off of SR 14 about 10 miles west of the Bridge of the Gods or 3 miles east of the Cape Horn viewpoint. Drive 3 miles along Salmon Falls road to the bridge across the Washougal River, where Salmon Falls can be seen just upstream. Turn right at the intersection immediately beyond and continue for another 5 miles to the second bridge over the Washougal River where Dougan Falls can be seen to the right. Coming from the west, the easiest way to reach the falls is as follows. In Washougal, approximately 9 miles east of Interstate 205, turn north onto SR 140. After about 10 miles, 140 becomes the Washougal River road. Continue for approximately 7 miles (passing Salmon Falls Road after about 2 miles) to the Dougan Falls bridge. From Dougan Falls, turn right on the gravel extension of the Washougal River Road (a sign points towards Stevenson), and follow for another 2.4 miles to the bridge over Stebbins Creek (1/2 mile past the Reeder Falls bridge). The falls are located almost directly below the bridge on the upstream side.