My Chihuahua and I took this trail on Christmas Day. It was really nice intermediate hike,(short but there was a slippery stone staircase) I've been in the Midwest a while so, this was a great starter trail with some elevation. There are three parking areas.. I drove up and down the road looking for the third one, its off to the left and not well marked. I had thought it was another road, but I found it once we passed over it on the trail. The only thing I would be careful of, is the stone staircase up to the Terrace Falls. Its steep, and very slippery. The trail is well kept, and I can see it being a favorite hike for families in the summer.
Clay D. on McDowell Creek Falls Trail
Beautiful hike. Well maintained trails.
Today I hiked this place near Lebanon, Oregon and was little a disappointed with the Waterfall not having much water in it but that is to be expected, with it being damn near 95° degree weather here in the valley today.
Quite an uphill hike and not really recommend for beginners but more for the moderate type of hiker, but it was a nice and shady in some spots of this Trail.
I volunteer at this park to do repairs and help maintain the trails. The park is in a temperate rain forest and is very green and lush all year round. The lower parking area has several picnic tables, which are currently being upgraded and two new charcoal grills. The upper parking area has tables which are in good repair. This is a moderate hike which takes about 60 to 90 minutes. There are many scenics spots to stop and enjoy with several areas to enjoy the creek. For any hikers that have enjoyed Silver Falls State Park this is a miniature version. The only toilet is at the lower parking area and no water faucets are available so be sure and bring some.