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Drift Creek Falls Trail

Address: Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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Ranked #14 of 163 Activities in Oregon Coast
Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

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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Corvallis, Oregon
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

While it was a bit wet and surprisingly crowded (in the parking lot), this is a very good trail. Approx 3 miles round trip and the fact this has a suspension bridge sets it apart from other falls. The water was rushing more than expected...so I was pretty impressed and my dog liked it too

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The hike in was beautiful. Very cool suspension bridge and wild falls. The 10+ mile drive in on twisting one lane road was a bit nerve racking, not sure we'd go again.

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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Took this hike during a powerful autumn storm on 25 October 14. Tree tops were swaying 30' or more to and fro! Rain pouring down at times! The hike is VERY easy....slightly downhill going to the swinging bridge and just the reverse coming back up. Less than 3 miles round trip. $5 parking fee with drop box and forms at... More 

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Waldport, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Our family (including young children and teens) finally took the time to hike the Drift Creek Falls Trail. The drive out seemed to take forever as you meander your way to the trailhead. But, it was through the beautiful forest, so we didn't mind. The maintained trail provided an easy walk down to the falls. As we neared the end... More 

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Parksville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The trail is a down hill switch back. The dry summer probably made the water flow reduced. A good walk. Suspension bridge is cool.

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Kelso, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The road just to get to the trailhead isn't the best. Even though it is paved, it is very narrow and windy - 10 miles of it. Log trucks are also on it!! The trail isn't bad walking. The trailhead sign says it is 1.5 miles, but we all thought it was actually longer than that. The swinging bridge over... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband and myself did this hike. The trail the falls was beautiful , the suspension bridge so so much fun and exciting. We took our dogs with us (on leash of course) and they enjoyed it also. The hike is pretty level and only about 3 miles round trip. The drive getting to trail head a bit of a... More 

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California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Well-maintained trail through a young, replanted forest with lush undergrowth. A favorite of families w/kids & dogs, so do expect to have some company. The end of the trail brings you to a sturdy suspension bridge with a great view of the falls and of the creek below. After crossing the bridge there's not much left of the trail and... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A short hike into the falls. It has a really cool swinging bridge..you can also hike down to the falls.

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