Drift Creek Falls Trail

EASY 158 reviews

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.

2.7 miles 484 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.

4 days 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
5 days 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.

6 days ago

19 days 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.

19 days ago

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

25 days ago

Cute lil hike that is family friendly:)

25 days 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.

1 month ago

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

1 month 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.

2 months ago

Great hike in the rain

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Good and easy family hike. Short and sweet with an amazing bridge to trek across!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Fabulously trail, easy for all hikers.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

The narrow dirt road is worth the fun, beautiful, easy hike!

3 months ago

Go early to avoid crowds. Easy hike, well-maintained trails.