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Drift Creek Falls Trail

Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368
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Nice trail with suspension bridge off the beaten path. Trails are nicely paved and area is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allison D
Champaign, Illinois
via mobile
Nice well maintained trail

I'm not a hiker but really enjoyed this hike. Well maintained trail to the falls going over a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pacific northwest
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Forest Service Road 17, OR 97368

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Allison D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Tufy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank ECastaneda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 6 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
Reviewed 8 April 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 24 March 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
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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.