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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and fishing 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

fishing

hiking

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
16 days 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
21 days ago

Beautiful and super fun with dogs!

hiking
23 days 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.

25 days ago

1 month 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
1 month 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.

1 month ago

A great easy hike that has a beautiful waterfall and really cool (and sturdy) suspension bridge. It was pretty muddy, so definitely wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty.

2 months ago

Easy hike but to much traffic. Enjoyed the water fall and suspension bridge.

2 months ago

Cute lil hike that is family friendly:)

2 months ago

Great hike for everyone. Beautiful, suspension bridge is cool. Falls is peaceful. Changed since the bolders fell, used to be a small beach by the pond under the falls. I've gone several times.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Too crowded but the bridge and waterfall were beautiful. Waterfall was far more majestic in person than it appears in pictures.

2 months ago

Really fun hike. Beautiful forest to hike through and a fantastic suspension bridge to cross over at the waterfall at the bottom. We had the best time.

3 months ago

Great hike in the rain

hiking
3 months ago

Fun easy hike, perfect for all ages. Great bridge to cross.

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