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Drift Creek Falls Trail

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Address: Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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What a hidden gem!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Ahems
Vancouver, Washington
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Mike R
Vancouver, Washington
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93 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank tzd60820
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Thank Otazman-Ron
Lincoln City, Oregon
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119 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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.

Thank Rick A
Eugene, Oregon
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank foodandducklover
San Diego
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72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 

Thank SDPadres
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Nicole E
Newberg, Oregon
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had always wanted to hike the trail and woke up to smoke in the valley so decided last Saturday was the day to do the hike. We really impressed how well the trail was maintained and the beauty along the trail. We forgot there was smoke any where and that there was a drought out side the trail as... More 

Thank Karen L
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This trail is a moderate, very well kept path, some roots and it does ascend/descend a bit. I have breathing issues, just took my time and took breaks. Much to see, and you are rewarded with a suspension bridge overlooking falls! Cross the bridge to a wooded area and some fallen logs make a good resting place and a chance... More 

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