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Drift Creek Falls Trail

Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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Beautiful falls and bridge

Drove in from the highway 18 direction - most of the way is a logging road, but there are lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leah W
Great hike worth the drive.

The road in is single lane for about 12 miles. Expect this to take you about 30 mins after gps says... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AdventureBeginsPNW
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Eugene, Oregon
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  • Average2%
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“lincoln city” (24 reviews)
“beautiful hike” (14 reviews)
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Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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"suspension bridge"
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Reviewed yesterday

Drove in from the highway 18 direction - most of the way is a logging road, but there are lots of wide places and pullouts in the road so we didn't run into any problems with the trucks. About 9 miles in, you'll hit the...More

Thank Leah W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The road in is single lane for about 12 miles. Expect this to take you about 30 mins after gps says you have arrived. Worth the drive and the road isn’t scary as some have stated just make sure your paying attention for opposing traffic....More

1  Thank AdventureBeginsPNW
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The road to get to the trail head is a little narrow, and scary. Worth the drive so don't let that put you off. There is a $5.00 parking fee. You will not have cell service. It is about 1.5 mile hike to get to...More

2  Thank Sherry T
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Very simple downhill hike to the waterfall, about 1 mile one way. Very beautiful and scenic hike with streams and rivers. The trail is quite muddy in the winter but in the spring and summer very dry and nice. If going in the winter be...More

10  Thank christopherwN6979OF
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

It was a bit scary driving toward the trail head on one lane roads without cell service, but once we arrived we loved the hike. Not super challenging, so is good for all kinds of hikers!

2  Thank beachgbr
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

The road to the falls is narrow and not improved. There are two ways to get there and the one that connects to Highway 20 is a better road and it takes you past a covered bridge. The trail down to the falls can be...More

1  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

As I was hiking down to the falls I was thinking about that old marital councilor joke that goes, "How do Porcupines have sex? Carefully, very, very, very, carefully!" You could put that in a fortune cookie and it would be pretty inspirational. The hike...More

4  Thank Milestogo007
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Nice trail with suspension bridge off the beaten path. Trails are nicely paved and area is very clean. Waterfall is by the suspension bridge, beautiful view and peaceful. Can climb down to get close to the waterfall or go for a dip!

1  Thank Allison D
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

I'm not a hiker but really enjoyed this hike. Well maintained trail to the falls going over a suspension bridge. Beautiful area to visit. We had a picnic lunch down by the water, water very low right now (August 2017) but very enjoyable. Took the...More

3  Thank Tufy
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

The drive is long and some spots are gravel, then turns narrow. Best time to go is before noon for sure if its summer so you dont run into many other cars on that narrow road. There is a $5 fee. There are restrooms (no...More

3  Thank ECastaneda
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Allison B
June 5, 2018|
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Response from AdventureBeginsPNW | Reviewed this property |
Maybe not a regular stroller. The trail is really rooty. But a stroller intended for hiking would be fine.
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Nick W
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Nick W |
Yes. Sorry didn't see previous post
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