Alsea Falls Trail & Green Peak Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Alsea, OR that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Short off the beaten path area that has two waterfalls. The 20-Foot Alsea Falls and 60-Foot Green Peak Falls. The trail is a short loop that goes through both second growth and old growth. That also provides access to 2 awesome waterfalls. If you want to check out Salmon jumping up a waterfall this is the place to see it! Two beautiful waterfalls that gush in the winter and great for swimming in the summer. Alsea Falls Recreation Area is next to the South Fork Alsea River, in a lush coastal forest of red cedars, maples, and Douglas firs. The recreation area has 22 picnic tables, 16 campsites, hiking trails, and an outstanding view of Alsea Falls. Throughout the spring and summer, visitors find blooming rhododendrons, Oregon grapes, dogwoods, and other wildflowers, as well as numerous wild berries. Trails lead to Alsea Falls and other scenic points along the river. Beavers build in the river, and deer and elk graze in the young areas of the forest. Fishing in the river. Across the river the trail continues on to Green Peak Falls. The trail passes through the private campground of McBee Park.
Definitely make the trek to Green Peak Falls- there are some "homemade" signs to guide the way. Lovely fall colors and beautiful falls!
It took a little work to find the right trail to Green Peak Falls. It was worth the work.
We were hopeful when we got there, it looked like a pretty sweet hike. But the trail was confusing and it was muggy and smelt horrible when you got close to the water. We didnt even finish the hike.
The place was absolutely beautiful! I took my dogs and they loved it! However things aren't clearly marked to find where you want to go. I took a trail that was suposed to head towards a fall and it ended up being a dead end. Also many many people were there. It seems to be very well known and very well traveled.
it was worth the trip to see alsea and green peak falls. the easy rate on here is not quite right i climbed trails in the gorge marked moderate that were easier then this trail. but would still do it again.
It was very pretty I'm sure my wife and I will go again. It was confusing to find the green peak falls but well worth the confusion once you cross the bridge by Alsea falls you follow the trail until you pop out by a campsite you will walk down the road for a while after that keep an eye on the right side of the road and you a white sign that has seen better days pointing the way to green peak falls and there is a small trail marker just past the next campground to the right that starts that trail. My wife and I both lost cell signal once we got in the area so make sure you have any maps downloaded beforehand.
An easy trail system with two falls. Nothing spectacular compared the the mighty and many falls of Oregon, but if you're in the area it is worth the trip!
Beautiful falls and the trail was well marked to start but was a bit sketchy in the middle. Worth the trip.
Fun little day area to chill out at. Falls are relatively small compared to the rest of Oregon, but fun if you are bored.
Green peak falls is absolutely beautiful! The trail is a little difficult to find between the campsites but it's worth the extra work.
Trails we're cool covered in branches, but it was all natural and expected with the weather. Simple up and downs, some pleased could be steep and I recommend focusing on your footing. Overall worth going and I'll probably repeat this in the future.
If you park in the Day Use area that's marked with a blue dot on the map here, it's a bit tricky to find Green Peak Falls. First off, look at Alsea Falls. If you can't find those, don't try to find Green Peak Falls. After Alsea Falls, cross the footbridge that you can see the top of the falls from and follow the trail from there. It's well-marked until you get to the campground road about a mile in. From there, just follow the campground road to the right. You'll pass two roads going to the left, but just keep going right until you get to a turnaround, at which point there will be a little sign pointing to the trail. From here on just follow the established trail, which ends at Green Peak Falls. There are little trails that you can take to avoid the campground road, but you may not want to attempt them until you get a sense of the direction of the falls. The posted maps are of an unhelpful scale.
The hike is easy but generally scenic, following the Alsea and then Green Peak Creek. Both falls were really going when I was here in late November. The Alsea section in particular offer many opportunities for scampering over rocks along the river and I understand it's a popular swimming hole in the summer.
Alsea Falls is right there next to the parking lot, loved seeing them. Green Peak is supposed to be about a mile in. I won't go into how lost we got, but we were later informed the Green Peak Falls are right around the 6 mile marker sign, which is right through the McBee park.
Enjoyed this short hike today. We took a side trail that went pretty steeply up. I'll get my tracks uploaded as this side trip really added some "burn" to the hike. At Green Peak Falls someone has put in a rope to make getting to the top easier, I would recommend heading up and seeing the view from the top. It's not "easy" but is doable if someone is in average shape.
On the way back we took some stairs to the right of the trail that led to below Alsea Falls and walked up boulder to boulder to reach the Falls. My wife did take a trail, but my son (10) and I took the more adventurous route. Just note that the rocks are very slippery...try to step on dry rocks if possible.
Poorly marked road and trail signs. More of a walk than a hike, not impressed!