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Drift Creek Falls Trail

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Address: Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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Great family hike

We went on this hike recently with our family. We saw many families, even with small children, on the trail. It's only a mile and a half or so each way. The suspension bridge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went on this hike recently with our family. We saw many families, even with small children, on the trail. It's only a mile and a half or so each way. The suspension bridge at the end is great fun. The waterfall is visible from the bridge and a short ways further takes you to the base of the falls.... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wondeful hike, awesome suspension bridge, beautifull falls. If you take the alternate northern route, it is a longer hike. I am not in particularly tiptop shape, and I survived.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This was a terrific hike! Here's a few things you should know: 1. It's 10 miles up once you turn, but those 10 miles are long because of the narrow switchback road. Plan for a 20-30 drive up. 30 to be safe. Budget at least 3 hours for the trip starting from the turn off. 2. Watch out for elk.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a great hike for a mixed grouping of athletic abilities. Our family has gone many times. It is challenging enough (mostly in length and the option of climbing around on the rocks at the falls) for more fit hikers - like teenagers. Yet it is well maintained and gradual enough, even on the ascent, that older or out... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a very nice hike. The trail is well maintained, easy to follow. The waterfalls are very nice and it is easy to hike down to the base. This is a wonderful side trip while in Lincoln city Oregon. My whole family enjoyed it 3.5 to 4 miles.

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Vail, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This wasn't a bad walk in the forest and my car full of stuff didn't get broken into, so I have no complaints. I took a different road after my hike than I took to get there and it made me wonder if I was going the right way, but eventually I found civilization.

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This hike is well worth the 10 mile windy forest road to get to the trail head. This hike is easy but remember it is mostly all down hill to start and up hill on the return. We look the less traveled north loop on the return, seemed a bit longer and steeper than if we would have stayed on... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After you drive about a half hour from the coast 101 you arrive at the trail head. Drive slow after you get on the one lane road as there is other drivers on the road as well. The trail is easy but a bit muddy when the rain hits of course. A good little hike to a nice waterfall as... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This trail is right outside of Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast. It is a great trail for family and anyone who wants an easy hike. There is a 240 ft. suspension bridge, which overlooks Drift Creek Falls. I highly suggest hiking down to the falls (stay to the right at North Loop) then take the North Loop trail on... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We found this hike on a pamphlet in our hotel. So glad we did. Perfect short hike outside of Lincoln city. Really easy, warmed up on the hike back up but not difficult at all. Beautiful waterfall and we loved the large suspended bridge.

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