Hall Creek Falls is a rather significant yet unsuspecting waterfall hidden out of view up a valley a short distance above the Interstate 90 corridor east of North Bend. The falls are composed of two distinct drops - a short plunging style fall of about 30 feet, followed by a long, gradual sliding horsetail which terminates in a small pool. The total height of the falls is 103 feet, though due to the low overall angle of descent, it doesn't look nearly that big when viewed from the base. Hall Creek's basin isn't terribly large and features no permanent bodies of water, so while the stream will flow all year long there will be a noticeable drop in the volume of water in the creek as the seasons progress. By September expect the falls to just be a small ribbon of water gliding down the smooth rocks, whereas they will be at peak flow between March and the end of May during the height of snowmelt.
- Hall Creek Falls is the Adopted name of this waterfall.
Hall Creek Falls is found near Olallie State Park just off Interstate 90 east of North Bend. Driving east from North Bend, depart I-90 at Exit 38 - signed for Olallie State Park, then turn right at the end of the off-ramp. Continue eight-tenths of a mile to the entrance to Olallie State Park and the bridge over Hall Creek. Park in either the large gravel pull out just before the bridge, or in the parking provided adjacent to the entrance to the state park (note - if you park within the State Park you will need a Discover Pass or to pay a $10 day use fee). Walk past the Hall Creek bridge for another 300 feet and find the access trail which leads to the Iron Horse trail at an old gated road. The access trail climbs one-quarter of a mile to the high steel trestle crossing Hall Creek, then switches back sharply and climbs steeply up to the Iron Horse Trail (stay left where the trail splits - the right branch will lead to a small cascade on Hall Creek). Where the access trail intersects with the Iron Horse Trail, note the small wooden signs and bear right onto the Zigzag Trail, which climbs steeply up the ridgeline. After about a third of a mile, bear right at a sign pointing the way to Hall Creek Falls, which is encountered in another third of a mile. The falls can also be seen by following the much steeper Change Creek Trail, which starts just west of the Hall Creek Trestle, up to Hall Point and looking down into the valley.