Trestle Creek Falls Loop

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Trestle Creek Falls Loop is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Culp Creek, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until November.

3.7 miles 1568 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

Two falls, lower and upper falls. To visit the upper falls from the trailhead, follow the path to the right as it climbs, steeply at times, up through a series of switchbacks. Moss-covered old-growth Douglas fir and cedar tower above the trail and Trestle Creek canyon. After 1 mile, the trail reaches the base of the 90-foot-high Upper Trestle Creek Falls. The falls drop from an overhanging basalt bluff and into a moss- and fern-lined pool. The trail then passes behind the falls, and back down a meandering trail for another mile to Brice Creek. Turn left and follow the creek upstream. After 0.5 mile, a short trail to the left leads 0.25 mile to Lower Trestle Creek Falls (To reach the parking area, continue straight for 0.25 mile.). This 45-foot-high fan cascades down a moss-covered basalt rock face and into a small shallow pool. This is a photographer's playground, from the old-growth cedar and fir to the moss- and fern-lined creek and falls themselves. The best light is in the early morning or late afternoon.

2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

great longer hike. unpopulated and seemingly isolate. trees were mossy and the logs were loggy. 10/10 would hike again.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail. Great little hike.

6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Cons: mosquitos when it's hot, some super steep parts of the hike, and I've never walked through so many spider webs in my life.

Pros: the waterfall, walking behind the waterfall, dipping your feet in the pool, when you hike back you don't run into any spiderwebs because you already knocked them all down on the way up. :)

Overall worth it. The waterfall was beautiful and it was a beautiful hike.

hiking
9 months ago

gorgeous great for kids 5 and up, great for dogs

hiking
9 months ago

Perfect loop trail. Waterfalls are beautiful with the bonus of walking behind them. Got some exercise and photos of spring flowers! Would definitely do again.

9 months ago

Great hike! Worth the hike ☺️

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

This is a fun trail, not difficult with a good dense forest pathway at times. The falls at the top is unique, given you can walk right behind the water. Worth the hike.

hiking
10 months ago

great parking, loop trail heads start together. path is well maintained. I suggest, start on lower trail head, stop at lower falls, then head up to the upper. very well worth the hike when you come around the corner. Very awesome.

hiking
10 months ago

A lot of interesting points along the trail: beautiful creek, big rocky outcrops, pathways forged over fallen trees, a walk behind a waterfall?! Plus rugged enough to make the trail feel adventurous to an amateur like me:)

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

1 year ago

This is a great hike! All up on your way to the falls but worth it !

hiking
1 year ago