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Drift Creek Falls Trail

Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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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 4 weeks ago
Missoula, Montana
Drift Creek Falls hike is fun, just make sure you have 5 dollars for the fee

As I was hiking down to the falls I was thinking about that old marital councilor joke that goes... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 September 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
Reviewed 15 September 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
Reviewed 29 August 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
Reviewed 22 August 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
Reviewed 22 August 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
Reviewed 15 August 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
Reviewed 13 August 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
Reviewed 5 August 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
Reviewed 2 May 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
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8 August 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.
8 April 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
25 February 2017|
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Response from GMcPherson | Reviewed this property |
Packed and well maintained.