McDowell Creek Falls Trail

EASY 88 reviews

McDowell Creek Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon, 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.

1.6 miles 310 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

rocky

Easy hike along McDowell Creek with lower and upper views of Royal Terrace Falls and Majestic Falls. Visitors to the crystal clear water of McDowell Creek will be rewarded with the beautiful vistas of Royal Terrace and Majestic Falls from the bridges and viewing decks along the hiking trails of this lush green park. The McDowell Creek Falls offer exceptional scenery with places to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch. Some fishing and wading is available in the pools below the falls. The trail itself is easy, and great for families.

18 days ago

Lovely falls. Great signage

24 days ago

25 days ago

Very nicely kept up trail, beautiful in the spring with the wild flowers. Wooden staircases to climb up the slopes, makes it easier if it's a wet day. I've gone a few times, would do it again.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Such a fun hike! Our family really enjoyed the beautiful trees, bridges and staircases. Following the creek throughout the trail was awesome. Loved it!

1 month ago

Awesome!

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2 months ago

Nice views and not to many people around. Even places to play in the water.

2 months ago

I wouldn't recommend it for views in September if it's been a dry summer. The falls were all tiny. Good hike. Lots of paths, not marked. The road runs in the middle of the falls.

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2 months ago

Easy hike petty view

3 months ago

This is a favorite quick hike for our family. Not too difficult, but beautiful year round.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Well maintained trails.

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3 months ago

Today I hiked this place near Lebanon, Oregon and was little a disappointed with the Waterfall not having much water in it but that is to be expected, with it being damn near 95° degree weather here in the valley today.

Quite an uphill hike and not really recommend for beginners but more for the moderate type of hiker, but it was a nice and shady in some spots of this Trail.

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3 months ago

I volunteer at this park to do repairs and help maintain the trails. The park is in a temperate rain forest and is very green and lush all year round. The lower parking area has several picnic tables, which are currently being upgraded and two new charcoal grills. The upper parking area has tables which are in good repair. This is a moderate hike which takes about 60 to 90 minutes. There are many scenics spots to stop and enjoy with several areas to enjoy the creek. For any hikers that have enjoyed Silver Falls State Park this is a miniature version. The only toilet is at the lower parking area and no water faucets are available so be sure and bring some.

4 months ago

Good family hike. Couple waterfalls to view. Took our 4 month old and was a breeze.

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4 months ago

Good family fun

4 months ago

Many trail options. Lots of wading pools for kids. Great spot!

4 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls and pet friendly