Shellburg and Stassel Falls Trail

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Shellburg and Stassel Falls Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mehama, Oregon 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.

6.1 miles 1250 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

muddy

snow

Easy hike to two waterfalls in the Santiam Foothills. At Shellburg Falls you can walk behind the waterfall. The Shellburg Falls Recreation Area is located near Lyons, Oregon in the Santiam State Forest and is managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry. It offers a peaceful, secluded recreational experience. Whether you enjoy camping, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian riding, or simply exploring nature, you'll find many things to do and see. It is an easy trail that winds its way through giant Douglas-fir and Hemlock trees and under the Shellburg Falls. There is also a small campground nearby, facilities include picnic tables, fire rings with barbecue grills and restroom facilities. Currently there are four campsites available which are first come first serve. For visitors wanting to escape the crowds and enjoy a quiet camping trip this is an excellent location.

11 days ago

Made it out there perfectly despite all the snow. Nice little hike.

15 days ago

amazing!!

21 days ago

27 days ago

Great, easy hike. Easy to get to, doesn't require an off road vehicle.

hiking
27 days ago

went the day after Christmas, it was so beautiful! took my dog, she enjoyed it as well. I can't believe I have never been on this hike, I live just 30 minutes away, and have lived here for 50 years. so, it was about time I did it. beautiful, I will be back.

28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike and amazing falls! If you have not done this hike what are you waiting for? Go do it!

hiking
1 month ago

If ur looking for epic results in a short amount of time or effort, then this is for you!! Amazing falls!!! One of the best of the north west! Must see!!!(and I've been to almost all!) enjoy!!!

2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Spring, all the wild flowers are beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike we have done it many times because it is close to home and can take the dogs.

2 months ago

Breathtaking view of the falls! Beautiful Big leaf Maples falling! We followed one of.the below directions to find Stassle falls. Just look for the big rocks at the begining of a trail on the right about .4 ml beyond the sign for the Shellburg falls trail. Its worth speaking out!!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

it was great

3 months ago

3 months ago

loved it so peaceful. took my dsughther with me and she was sobpelased with the view and the fall

4 months ago

Stassel Falls is hard to find! This is a great family hike, and for us close to home (by 30 minutes). If you follow the trail and continue straight from the sign pointing to Shellburg Falls for approx .4th of a mile the trail will veer right and there are rocks that outline an unmarked trail. Take the right and for about another .4th of a mile it'll lead to Stassel Falls.

4 months ago

Couldn't find strassel falls. The other two falls were a bit low on water- otherwise a nice little loop.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Being able to walk behind the falls was totally unexpected! It was beautiful but ended up being a lot shorter than expected.