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Drift Creek Falls Trail

Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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Beautiful forest hike

Moderatey easy hike, awesome suspension bridge over river with a great view of the falls. Best on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rob C
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Complete awesomeness... must do hike

Visited in August 2017. Absolute beauty. Hike is about 3 miles round trip. Wear tennis shoes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Moderatey easy hike, awesome suspension bridge over river with a great view of the falls. Best on a clear and sunny day. Csn see where trail could get quite slick after a rain. Enjoy!

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited in August 2017. Absolute beauty. Hike is about 3 miles round trip. Wear tennis shoes because there are trip hazards on the path. Great photo opportunities the entire hike. The bridge is great. Suspended 100 feet above ground and 240 feet long... does move...More

Thank roadtripusa2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After turning off of Hwy. 101 onto Drift Creek Rd. Just north of Salishan, follow the road to just before Wapiti RV park....if you see the R.v. Park, you've gone to far! The turn off says "Drift Creek Camp 10". Follow that road (paved) to...More

2  Thank OregonDoglady
Reviewed May 1, 2017

It is a trek back the one lane road to reach the trail head but it is worth the drive. It is rated easy but that is only if you are in good shape. The trail has steep inclines, many muddy pools that must be...More

1  Thank JaniceG2
Reviewed April 7, 2017

The most important advice I want to give is to wear shoes that have good traction. At least if it has been raining, or early spring. The trail can be muddy and slick. Other than that, the trail is a moderate hike, but totally worth...More

2  Thank Linda S
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Nice start to morning at Oregon Coast. Paved road to trailhead. Returned to Lincoln City for clam chowder at Dory Cove Restaurant.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed March 3, 2017

My trek on the Drift Creek Falls Trail was the perfect embodiment of the Oregonian environment. Despite the rain and even hail at the end, my group and I still managed to witness the greenery and beautiful waterfall at the end and have a good...More

Thank drrkbrnng
Reviewed January 13, 2017

This hike was well worth the drive! The hike is in a heavily forested area and is not too much of an incline, but beware that there is more incline on way out than on the way in, but not really that difficult. The hiker...More

Thank David R
Reviewed November 26, 2016

A scenic hike to a waterfall that has a suspension bridge going over the creek. Nice hike through the forest, and then arrive at a suspension bridge. As you cross the bridge and look back the way you came, there is a great view of...More

1  Thank photohiker
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

If you are familiar with Multnomah Falls and other Gorge hikes this is very similar (the drive to the trailhead included). I made the wet and muddy hike in tennis shoes but boots would have been ideal. Mild hike that kids would be able to...More

1  Thank Synthia H
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August 7, 2017|
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Response from OregonDoglady | Reviewed this property |
I walk fast and was able to get my heart rate up while going back up trail to car, but I could have very easily strolled back to car with normal heart rate.
April 8, 2017|
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Response from photohiker | Reviewed this property |
It is about 3 miles round trip. So figure about 2 hours, including time to enjoy & photograph the falls.
Justin B
February 24, 2017|
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Response from GMcPherson | Reviewed this property |
Packed and well maintained.