Shellburg and Stassel Falls Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mehama, 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.
dogs on leash
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.
Nice hike and amazing falls! If you have not done this hike what are you waiting for? Go do it!
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!!!
Beautiful hike. Spring, all the wild flowers are beautiful.
Great hike we have done it many times because it is close to home and can take the dogs.
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!!!!!
it was great
loved it so peaceful. took my dsughther with me and she was sobpelased with the view and the fall
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.
Couldn't find strassel falls. The other two falls were a bit low on water- otherwise a nice little loop.
Being able to walk behind the falls was totally unexpected! It was beautiful but ended up being a lot shorter than expected.
FYI...the trail is closed due to logging. Made the hour trip for nothing.
It was worth it once you got to the falls but the hike to get to the beginning of the trail is uneventful.
nice easy hike
Nice hike through some pastures, my dog freaked out on the first cattle gate. The waterfalls were beautiful, I'll be back in the winter to see them when they are flowing better.