Drift Creek Falls Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cutler City, OR 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.
dogs on leash
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.
Great hike in the rain
Fun easy hike, perfect for all ages. Great bridge to cross.
Good and easy family hike. Short and sweet with an amazing bridge to trek across!
Fabulously trail, easy for all hikers.
Lovely, easy 2 mile round trip hiking trail. Pretty much downhill heading out and uphill coming back, but very doable for all skill levels. The view of the waterfall from the bridge is well worth it. And you can cool off in the pool at the bottom of the falls if you need to cool off. Pretty crowed trail mid day so I advise going early morning when there are very few people and lots of bird songs.
The narrow dirt road is worth the fun, beautiful, easy hike!
Go early to avoid crowds. Easy hike, well-maintained trails.
beautiful trail and we kept up
Loved this hike! The trail was shaded for most of the hike. The suspension bridge was very cool and the waterfall at the end was awesome. It wasn't super crowded, which was nice. The kids really liked this one.
Amazing hike! Very busy with families and well maintained!
Nice hike. I want to go back when its rainy and the kids are back in school! Too crowded! Also, all the streams leading to the falls were low or dry. The bridge is very secure in case anyone was wondering.
7/2016 we hiked the trail with our family ranging in age 2 to 69. gradual climbs were doable for all. near the end is a suspension bridge and beautiful scenery. good family hike.
only downside is the windy road leading in and lack of parking or picnic tables.
Easy hike with 2 perks, suspension bridge and waterfall. Gets pretty busy so go early.
It was pretty, and a nice short hike...had a few elevation changes. Really glad we went earlier in the morning; trail was full as we headed back from the waterfall. If going to photograph the waterfall, would suggest sunrise/set...the sun shines right on it otherwise.
This trail was fun! I completed the hike within two hours round trip (taking the occasional break to take in the sceen and pictures of course). Getting there was challenging because of the narrow forest road. Watch out for oncoming traffic! Other than that, I totally recommend this trail.