Drift Creek Falls Trail

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Drift Creek Falls Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cutler City, Oregon 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.

2.7 miles 482 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Flanked by ferns, alder trees and vine maple, Drift Creek Trail winds through the rain-drenched Siuslaw National Forest. The highlight of the trail is a 240-foot long cable suspension bridge. Anchored by cables and ties that are cemented into opposing bluffs, the bridge holds over a hundred fifty thousand pounds. While the bridge does offer a bit of a bounce, the thirty-inch wide tread is perfectly safe and the bird’s-eye view will leave you spellbound. As does Drift Creek Falls, a 65-foot freefall, whopper of a waterfall that’s located immediately below you.

hiking
1 day ago

1 day ago

Did this hike on a rainy Sunday but you are under the tree canopy for most of the hike. The falls and the bridge at the end are very worth it. Bring 2nd pair of shoes for the car and a towel to dry off. Great hike.

7 days ago

Great little easy hike. Beautiful mossy trees and great scenery everywhere. The bridge over the falls is awesome!

7 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike...very moderate... ran down to falls

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

This was a great hike for a rainy day. My 17-year-old daughter and I made this a fun day. the walk down is beautiful. and the return trip is a bit taxing but overall a great hike.

walking
25 days ago

This was NOT a easy hike at all.
Nor is the trail maintained either.
There are broken trees you must climb over and under that have falling into the trail.
Lots of steep inclines.
The walk in was intense and the walk out was worse.
2 hours in and 2 1/2 hours out.
The waterfall was nice but the hike its self was intense.
This is NOT for beginners

25 days ago

Sweet bridge. Nice waterfall. Way too many selfie-takers.

29 days ago

Entirely freaked out by heights, still managed to survive. Such a stunning view.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The bridge is worth going, the bonus is the waterfall! What a great atmosphere!! I went with my three kids 9/2016.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

a beautiful hike. not crowded at all. beware that you hike down to this waterfall so that means you hike back up to your car.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and super fun with dogs!

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice winter walk! We came in from hiway 18. There was debris on the forest service road but easily avoided. There also appears to be active logging, so it might be a bit busier on work days.

2 months ago

2 months ago

A fantastic hike! A bit crowded on the weekends and nine miles down a winding road- but fairly easy hike. The falls is spectacular and if you want- you can get right down to the base! The bridge is amazing as well. Overall a must do!

5$ to park

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful trail through second growth first trees. it's a different hike to the waterfall as most you hike up to this one you hike down. so you have to hike back out. it's a bit muddy but well maintained. the road up to the trailhead is narrow and winding.