Big Creek Falls is the most easily accessed of several noteworthy waterfalls within the lower reach of the Lewis River Canyon. While the falls are certainly impressive, the 113-foot plunging cataract is more powerful than unique or interesting. As Big Creek plunges into the canyon, it begins its tumultuous descent to the Lewis River, dropping another 700 feet in under a mile (see link to Cave Falls below for more) before joining the river. A short nature trail loops around and encircles a large old growth stand en route to the falls, some of the trees within which are just as impressive as the falls are.
- Big Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Take Interstate 5 to the town of Woodland, and exit onto Highway 503 heading east. Follow 503 east to Cougar, and continue to Forrest Service Road # 90, just passed the Pine Creek Ranger Station. Follow FR 90 for 8 1/2 miles to the signed parking area for Big Creek Falls on the left (if you cross Big Creek on a bridge, you've gone too far). Take the loop trail counter-clockwise to reach the viewpoint for the falls in the shortest order, an easy 2-3 minute walk from the car.