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Drift Creek Falls Trail

Spectacular 240-foot suspension bridge that hovers 100 feet above Drift Creek Falls.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.1 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  Flanked by ferns, alder trees and vine maple, Drift Creek Trail winds through the rain-drenched Siuslaw National Forest.

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Tips:  From Highway 101 just south of Lincoln City turn east on Drift Creek Rd. After 1.6 miles at a T turn right on Drift Creek Road. In .4... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking/Trailhead/Restrooms

You’ll need a $5 Northwest Forest Pass

2. Trail Junction

Both of the trails in front of you will take you to the falls. The one on the right is shorter and easier. The one to the right follows a small ridge line, and is not that much more difficult.

3. Trail Junction

This is the point that the two trails from POI 2 meet back up. Head South for the falls.

4. River View

A short little side trail to check out the river.

5. Suspension Bridge

This 240ft suspension bridge is the longest in Oregon.

In August of 2010 there was a rock slide causing the look of these falls to change forever. A mammoth boulder, 60 feet long and 20 feet wide, now lies at the bottom of Drift Creek Falls. The falls, which once traveled 73 feet into a “plunge pool,” now emerge in a rushing cascade about 65 feet above the creek bed. The ravine below and the opposite ... More

Here is what the falls used to look like before the rock slide.