Machine Falls Trail
ElevationAscent: 159' 48 m
Descent: -154' -47 m
High: 1,062' 324 m
Low: 931' 284 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
Popular hikes nearby
Short Springs Loop
6.1 mi 9.8 km • Loop • 571 ft Ascent 174.02 m Ascent
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park Nature Trail
2.9 mi 4.7 km • Loop • 304 ft Ascent 92.68 m Ascent
12.2 mi 19.7 km • Point to Point • 1,097 ft Ascent 334.26 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“A loop trail out to Machine Falls and the back on a return trail.”— Bryce Hamilton
At the end of the ridge, you'll come to a quick descent on rocks and some wooden steps. When you get down to the bottom, hike past the wooden bridge and continue up the river bed to see Machine Falls (which can not be seen from the bridge).
When you are done enjoying Machine Falls, head back to the bridge and cross over to the slow hill that will take you back up to the opposite ridgeline. As you follow this trail back to the parking lot, there is a short side trail that will take you to the top of the falls. This trail can have a lot of roots and loose rocks, so watch your footing as you slowly make your way back up to the parking lot.
Hiked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Flora & Fauna