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Drift Creek Falls Trail

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Address: Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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Must see! But come through Lincoln City

I'm so glad we saw this. The falls and suspension bridge are breathtaking. The day we went it was drizzling a bit and there were a few slippery spots but nothing to worry about. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Theleolady
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so glad we saw this. The falls and suspension bridge are breathtaking. The day we went it was drizzling a bit and there were a few slippery spots but nothing to worry about. I don't like heights but the scenery was so amazing that I barely noticed the height of the suspension bridge. BUT...I would not repeat the drive... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A short 1 1/2 easy hike will get you to a high extension bridge over looking a beautiful 70 foot waterfall. Walk the extra 1/4 mile to get to the base of the falls for the best view. Only negative is the 10 mile one lane road to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

The drive into Drift Creek Falls is spectacular. A narrow and winding mountain road with multiple blind corners makes it a slow go but absolutely wonderful drive! There is a $5 fee, the trailhead has restrooms and a large parking lot. The trail itself goes through a beautiful forest and is well maintained with multiple bridges. The suspension bridge is... More 

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2 Thank Ahems
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My wife and I learned about the trail in a local travel guide. After a 12 mile drive (25 minutes) from highway 101 you come to a spacious parking lot at the trailhead. There are pit toilets near the trail, which seemed well maintained. There is a 5 dollar day use fee per vehicle(bring exact amount). This particular park honors... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The trial is accessible from two major highways. We stayed at the coast so approached it from the west from Hwy 101. Boy, it is a long (12 miles) drive, including 10 miles on the Northwest Forest service road, narrow and curvy. There is no way to accelerate to any higher speed because every turn needs to be slow to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

3 mile hike on a nice smooth trail. Tree covered and beautiful. The way down has an elevation drop of 500 feet. A 5 dollar fee is required or a valid NW forestry recreation pass. Its a long windy road to get to the trail but is a very nice paved road. Rental cars good to go.

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is always a great hike when visitors come to town. It's an easy, gentle hike for almost everyone. The views are spectacular. Great place for a picnic. Since I'm a local, I've visited this area at least a dozen times over the last 12 years.

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1 Thank Rick A
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Was a beautiful hike, not strenuous at all. Covered under the tree canopy almost the entire time. The suspension bridge was really cool and gave an amazing perspective for the fall and river. Would love to go again.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We must have gone the same route as Len P as the ride was long and winding to get there. We didn't pass but 5 or 6 cars as it was late in the afternoon on a rainy rainy day. We had nothing else planned and decided to go for it not realizing it was going to take a 1/2... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We visited the Oregon coast a few weeks ago and nearly avoided doing this due to another individuals comment about the dangers on the drive up...I have to literally laugh out loud at this the drive was completely paved plenty of room to pass a car. The trail was so neatly groomed I laughed at calling it a moderate hike... More 

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