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Drift Creek Falls Trail

Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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Ranked #29 of 198 attractions in Oregon Coast
Type: Trails
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a very easy hike on a well maintained trail that takes you through beautiful forest and takes you to a 80 foot waterfalls. The hike is aprox. 3.2 miles round trip and suitable for all ages. Just before the falls you come to a suspension bridge that is 240 ft. long and 100 ft. above the falls. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This trail is worth finding. It's about 1.5 miles each way. At the bottom is a creek and waterfall. Finding the trail head can be a challenge. The Lincoln city guides give you the wrong directions. Take Drift Creek road until it Ts, turn right and then 1/4 mile down turn left ( you'll see a sign for Drift Creek... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The drive to get to the trailhead was just the beginning of a great hike. It was beautiful driving the road there. The trail itself was well maintained and covered with bark mulch. It was not difficult nor particularly long. Finding the beautiful suspension bridge in the middle of the forest was a great surprise. The falls were nice too.... More

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Vancouver, Wa.
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Only 3 1/2 miles, about 300' elevation gain, ending at the pretty Drift Creek Falls. Just before the trail's end, you cross over Drift Creek Falls Suspension Bridge! The bridge is 240' long, 100' up, crossing almost over the 80' falls. There was a bench at the end where we had our lunch. We drove in from Hwy 18, past... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The road to the trailhead is pretty narrow and a little scary. The hike was great, though! The view from the suspension bridge is amazing. Go ahead and hike down to the water (it's only about 1/2 mile, round trip) and get a great view of the bridge and falls. As we hiked toward the falls, we came to an... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Traveling with 8,6, and 2 year old I was worried the hike might be too much. Only had to carry the little one part of the way back since it's an uphill climb returning. Make sure you finish the trail past the bridge to the bottom by the creek for the best view of the falls and walking bridge over... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My son and I went in September and the weather was so nice. The hike is easy for most and the scenery was worth the drive.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The road to the falls is very narrow but paved. The hike is about 1 and a half miles one way. The suspension bridge is 75 foot. The trail slowly descends. The waterfall is very beautiful. Make sure you bring a camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I decided to finally go see Drift Creek Falls. And glad we did. The road to the trailhead is paved; although narrow in some spots for cars to pass each other. The trailhead parking lot has numerous parking spots. There is a bathroom at the trailhead. The trail is 1.25 miles to the bridge at Drift Creek.... More

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Exhilarating view! Bring a little cash to pay for parking...or a check. This hike is a decent to the bridge and the falls. The bridge is a suspension bridge over a canyon and has great views of the water and the falls below. Pack a picnic and spend some time down by the water's edge. Dog friendly. The hike back... More

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