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Drift Creek Falls Trail

Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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Breathtaking View

It was a bit scary driving toward the trail head on one lane roads without cell service, but once... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
beachgbr
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Nice Falls with a challenging Hike

The road to the falls is narrow and not improved. There are two ways to get there and the one that... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
jsMT1994
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Missoula, Montana
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Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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

Thank jsMT1994
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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

3  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

2  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

2  Thank ECastaneda
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

And don't forget the suspension bridge. This 3 mile hike is worth every moment - even he occasional large buzzing bug around your head. They never landed or stung but a few swarmed our heads in a few spots around the trail. There is a...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 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
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 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
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

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

3  Thank OregonDoglady
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knlamont
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.
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Cdbongard
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.
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Justin B
February 24, 2017|
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Response from GMcPherson | Reviewed this property |
Packed and well maintained.
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