Sweet Creek Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mapleton, 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 along Sweet Creek passes by a ton of waterfalls, with majestic Sweet Creek Falls as a grand finale. In this Coast Range valley, the Sweet Creek Trail follows the scenic cascading waters of Sweet Creek. Each waterfall is framed by mossy rocks and ferns and under a canopy of Douglas-fir, Alder, and Big leaf maple.
I love this trail! Very beautiful and very wet. It can be rather cold and wet during the early Spring. The trail has amazing wooden walkways that are impressive by themselves.
Such a pleasant hike. Super beautiful now that the leaves are changing and falling
Nice little hike in the rain. Beautiful trees and water. Very easy terrain.
Nice little hike. Took the family which consists of a 15 month old (in a backpack) and a 3 year old who isn't a perfect walker. HE DID THE WHOLE THING! It could be a chore to get a parking spot in the lot. The earlier you get there, the better it seems
Amazing little place!!! Took my dog and there are parts deep enough to go swimming!! So beautiful and relaxing!
Beautiful little 2.25 mile hike. Lots of small waterfalls. Just a gorgeous setting. We did this hike at 9 am on a weekend in the summer and were the only ones on the trail. Only saw a couple other people as we were finishing up. Our black lab loved the walk and it was nice for her to get to drink and play from shallow water in many places. Trail is nice with several foot bridges - one wood, the others sturdy steel. Mostly dirt/gravel path. Some rocky areas to navigate but overall an easy little hike.
We hiked this in late July with our 5 children (youngest is 5) and had no difficulties.
The hike closely follows the creek and there are several cascades and swim holes along the way so there is plenty to see before reaching the main falls.
The parking lot has room for about 10 cars and a few more can park along the entry driveway. Trailhead includes a shaded picnic table, composting Latrine, but no water.
There seems to be some discrepancy in trail length based on some reviews and tracks. It seemed closer to 1.5miles each way to me. The sign at the parking lot (we used the linked directions from this trail link) said Sweet Creek Trail: Homestead. About 2/3 of the way to the falls, a trail forked back and uphill away from the falls, and was marked with a new trail marker labeled Sweet Creek Trailhead; the trail we were following had 2 signs, one pointed towards the falls and was labeled as such, the other sign pointed back the trail we had been on and was labled Homestead Trailhead. We didn't follow the trail that cut back uphill, but it is possible there is another parking lot beyond the one we parked at which is closer to the falls. It seems that in the All Trails system this particular hike should be called Homestead, since that is what the parking lot trailhead sign said, and the distance should be updated. Another trailhead and trail with shorter distance should be entered for the shorter Sweet Creek Trail.
the trail was moderate. the scenery was beautiful. the hike in 1.2 miles so 2.4 miles round trip. Worth it by all means. Maybe when I have hiked more over the summer it will seem easier. a do over for sure. my 2 chihuahuas took it in side and could have kept going. busy trail. Lots of people as in went on a Sunday. First part of June.
This is a gorgeous short hike that has many little waterfalls and lush Forrest. The trail is beautiful on a warm summer day. Worth the drive!
Sweet Creek, is for many, Oregon's first hike. This is the best trail to take children and grandchildren on. It is very safe, easy, and beautiful. Afternoon hikes for less mosquitos. Quick drive to the coast too.
fun hike with the kid's. beautiful. easy hike. only bad part was the mosquitos. they were everywhere.
Weather was beautiful with falls all over!
Relatively easy hike along a well maintained trail adjacent to an eye pleasing stream. Ends at a fair sized waterfall with multiple small falls along the way. Lush greenery. Located in the Coast Range in western Lane County.