The drainage of Rock Creek near Stevenson contains many waterfalls, distributed about evenly between Rock Creek itself and its tributaries. Steep Creek creates the most pronounced and easily accessible waterfall in the watershed as it veils 52 feet directly into Rock Creek, smashing on a ledge and creating a striking concave arch of water halfway down the falls. The road passes the falls such that side views as well as head on views are both possible. When Rock Creek runs lower in the summer, it may even be possible to walk behind the plume of water at Steep Creek.
- Steep Creek Falls is the Adopted name of this waterfall.
Steep Creek Falls is located about 5 miles northwest of Stevenson along Rock Creek Road. Take Highway 14 one mile west of Stevenson to Rock Creek Drive (also signed as Second Street or Foster Creek Road in some places) and turn north, passing the Skamania Lodge and Resort (use this as a landmark for the proper turnoff). In Â¾ mile, turn left onto Ryan Allen Road. Follow this road for about a mile, then turn left onto Red Bluff Road, which eventually becomes Rock Creek Road. Follow this gravel road - usually in good condition pothole wise - for 5 Â½ miles (staying left where a road drops to the right about 2 Â½ miles in) to a bridge crossing Rock Creek, with the falls on the left.