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Although access to the falls is closed, you can still get close enough for good pictures.

One for the family!

This is an awesome spot on the Oregon coast. We saw harlequin ducks, oyster catchers, blue heron, harbor seals and a spouting whale! A must see when close to Newport.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful place for watching whales, surfers, birds, and maybe the best sunsets on the Oregon Coast. I’d highly recommend visiting at low tide so you can go to the beach on the north side of the point and go into the Punchbowl. Fun tide pools and gorgeous views!

hiking
1 month ago

Quarry to Peterson Ridge Tie Trail to Whychus Creek Overlook. Back on Whychus Draw Trail to Metolious Windigo Trail and back to trail. This mileage x2 due to technical difficulty. No bikes, no horses, very few other hikers. Beautiful. The best scenery was on the Metolious Windigo side of this loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Very short trail, part closest to waterfall is closed and from the Permanent look of the fence it won’t be open. Good if you want a little walk (round trip not more than half mile) and to see a beautiful waterfall from afar.

Beautiful mellow hike. Lots of creek/falls viewpoints. A few steep rocky parts, but they were short.

There’s really no trail here, but that doesn’t matter. It’s fabulously beautiful, and a cool place to watch surfers and SUPers from a high vantage point.

What a great trail! Off the beaten path which I loved. The trail loops around and leads down to Wychus Creek which is spectacular! One helpful note... to stay on the trail that leads down to creek there is a sharp right turn about 1/8 mile before the sign for Wychus Creek. It’s not obvious but it’s marked for horses as well. Thankfully another hiker told us about it.

nature trips
2 months ago

We couldn’t find the trail, but I’m sure we could’ve if we hadn’t been distracted by the gobs and gobs of whales! Absolutely gorgeous site overall.

Nice hike in the fall to see all the leaves changing colors. Waterfall was bigger than I expected. Just wished you could get closer.

walking
2 months ago

nice nature walk. part of the trail is closed. view of waterfalls was great!

Didn’t find the trail. But amazing views and area!

Pick the whole thing or a section. It’s all great. Evenings are my favorite

hiking
3 months ago

This hike is not worth it unless you go to the bottom of the falls and the trail to get down there is sketchy, but the waterfall is beautiful. The view of the waterfall at the end of the regular trail is not really a good one.

Instructions on app took us to middle of no where.

Short and sweet

Deep dark twisty woods leading down to a sweet little waterfall. Probably more impressive during the rainy season on account of the slow flow of water during the summer. This hike is a steep biznatch on the way back up, but it’s totally doable. There’s a picnic bench at the bottom of the hike by the waterfall, so I’d recommend bringing snacks or lunch and just enjoying your time. Or lay on the top of the table and stare into the trees like I did. Your choice. I’ll certainly repeat this hike during the winter.

We stopped by here this afternoon to get a few Fitbit and Apple Watch steps in! How awesome of a park. Lots of options for walks and biking. Beautiful beach access and the lake is awesome.

Stop here.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice and somewhat short hike. Go down the dead ends to see the waterfall or stream. Took about 20 mins. Stays cool on hot days.

Lovely waterfall - must walk down at trails end to be at the bottom of the falls. Beautiful

the trail is closed up just before you get to the falls. you can still get a great view, but wish they had posted this at the beginning

I packed our one year old in the front pack, and our five, seven, and nine year olds hiked it. It is easy to go down, a little more difficult on the way up, our five year old complained the whole way back up. I would borderline suggest changing the difficulty level to a moderate just because of the uphill. The waterfalls were pretty small this time of year, it wasn’t a spectacular finish to the hike down but pretty. We had lunch at the picnic table at the end. We only passed a handful of people up and down, which made for a private hike which we did enjoy. I used the location set on this app to map the directions to the trail and it took us down some narrow old logging road. We finally were able to turn around and head back up the gravel road to turn on to the correct marked road to the Forest Service trail signs. There is no bathroom or any sort of station here, also we didn’t have any cell service, so plan accordingly.

Great family hike. Its easy to miss the forest road turn off you need to take.

First several miles were through burned out forest the upper Chush Falls made it worth the hike.

Amazing view , kids had a great time . Very well maintained trail and easy short hike .

Trail is a little rough here and there . Hardly any water during late summer months . Be prepared to walk uphill most of the way back from the falls .

I want to hike here. Is this manageable for somebody with arthritis?

Beautiful hike. Easy trail not too much of a climb. No issues find the trail head. Incredible waterfall view if you climb down the hill.

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