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Drift Creek Falls

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 4.3 (10) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A simple out and back through the Oregon coastal mountains.


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3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

Lollipop

945' 288 m

High

582' 177 m

Low

654' 199 m

Up

652' 199 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly An easy hike with excellent views.

Overview

This trail wanders through the Siuslaw National Forest with excellent views of Drift Creek Falls.

Need to Know

This trail is on National Forest land. A $5 daily parking permit, NW Forest Pass, or an Interagency pass is required to park.

Description

The Drift Creek Falls Trail descends along a wide path, eventually leading to a 65-foot waterfall (the namesake for the trail) and a 240 foot suspension bridge. Cross the bridge for excellent views for the falls and continue down to Drift Creek below for even better views.

After enjoying the scenery, simply turn around and head back to the trailhead. For a slightly different return route, branch off at North Loop Trail and follow the trails as it winds up several hundred feet. Eventually, this path will reconnect with the main Drift Creek Falls Trail which will return you to the parking lot.

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Shared By:

Matthew Ertel

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  4.3 from 10 votes

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Video review of the Drift Creek Falls Hike with footage of it's features and terrain in July 2021
Aug 13, 2021 near Rose Lodge, OR
The 65 foot Drift Creek Falls with the 240 foot suspension bridge in the background.
Mar 23, 2018 near Rose Lodge, OR

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Sep 24, 2022
David Scott
Jun 28, 2022
David Scott
Feb 28, 2022
Eric T
4.1mi
Sep 18, 2021
Nathan Correll
Feb 27, 2021
Alita Hawksworth
2.8mi — 2h 24m
Jul 12, 2020
Cameron Booth
North Loop trail has far less people on it, which makes for a more peaceful - if slightly longer - journey. 4.5mi
Jul 7, 2019
Henry D
Jun 9, 2019
Angela Watson