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Drift Creek Falls

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 4.1 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A simple out and back through the Oregon coastal mountains.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

Loop

945' 288 m

High

582' 177 m

Low

654' 199 m

Up

652' 199 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly An easy hike with excellent views.

Overview

This trail wanders through the Siuslaw National Forest with excellent views of Drift Creek Falls.

Need to Know

This trail is on National Forest land. A $5 daily parking permit, NW Forest Pass, or an Interagency pass is required to park.

Description

The Drift Creek Falls Trail descends along a wide path, eventually leading to a 65-foot waterfall (the namesake for the trail) and a 240 foot suspension bridge. Cross the bridge for excellent views for the falls and continue down to Drift Creek below for even better views.

After enjoying the scenery, simply turn around and head back to the trailhead. For a slightly different return route, branch off at North Loop Trail and follow the trails as it winds up several hundred feet. Eventually, this path will reconnect with the main Drift Creek Falls Trail which will return you to the parking lot.

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Shared By:

Matthew Ertel

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  4.1 from 8 votes

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The 65 foot Drift Creek Falls with the 240 foot suspension bridge in the background.
Mar 23, 2018 near Rose Lodge, OR

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Jul 12, 2020
Cameron Booth
North Loop trail has far less people on it, which makes for a more peaceful - if slightly longer - journey. 4.5mi
Jul 7, 2019
Hank D
Jun 9, 2019
Angela Watson
Dec 28, 2018
Jim T
Jul 30, 2018
Olivia Stockman
3.8mi
Jul 22, 2018
Brent Hardbarger
Trail was clear with moderate traffic. 2.5mi