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McDowell Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews
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McDowell Creek Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon, OR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles 288 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.


15 days ago

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


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22 days ago

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Good family fun


29 days ago

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


1 month ago

Beautiful waterfalls and pet friendly


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1 month ago

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Great spot for a quick hike on a hot day. Lots of great shade with the well maintained trail following the creek. Nice views of two different waterfalls. Plenty of parking in three different lots. Also note, restrooms available at the trailhead.


1 month ago

hiking

loved it...did get confused on the trail. Enjoyed the scenery. Not to many people on the trail being that I went kind of early.


1 month ago

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1 month ago

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It was a lush trail filled with living sounds from the falls. The stairs were a workout but the rest was easy. Lots of places to stop and eat lunch by the water. I was glad to see a pit toilet and no charge for entrance or parking. It was a beautiful drive out there and just the right amount of people on the trail. The few small snakes almost got the best of me, so a hiking pole might serve several purposes. I will definitely go again.


2 months ago

hiking

I took my 3 kids here (ages 10,6,3) and we had a great time. Very beautiful place and my kids enjoyed it without any complaints. Even with it being wet and some places muddy. Only issue we had was getting lost a little on the trails and having to look up the map. There are NO SIGNS once you are on the trail to give you directions. We did figure it out tho and each trail led us in the right direction(eventually). I highly recommend this trail especially for young kids.


2 months ago

hiking

Gorgeously green with the peace-inducing running river and picturesque falls. Nice & easy. Fantastic!


2 months ago

easy trail. especially when you have kids.. nice and close to my home and a good day trail for some exercise.


2 months ago

This is a easy trails great for kids !'


3 months ago

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3 months ago

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We did this hike for the 1st time with friends! It was beautiful! Only one climb up stairs that was rough on the legs but overall a very easy hike!


3 months ago

Stunning! Short and easy trail.