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5mi to Eagle's Rest

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Beautiful scenery on a clear October day. Just the drive here from PDX proper was worth it. A few other hikers on a Monday morning but didn’t feel crowded. Path gets rocky & has a few largish root tangles throughout but nothing truly difficult. Area near the falls can be very slippery, but how far up you go is up to you - it’s selfie-worthy at the bottom too. Path follows water throughout, super pleasant. Gorgeous short hike.

My brother & I hiked this trail and I've got to say this hike is PERFECT if your not trying to go on a really long hike that has difficult terrain to navigate.
The waterfall at the end is DEFINITELY worth every bit of the hike that it takes to get there.
Plus the whole trail on the way to the waterfall has amazing views and cool spots to stop at.

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1 day ago

Fee parking, well-marked trail, big parking lot...great for kids & dogs...go early to beat the weekend crowds...steady incline, beautiful Fall foliage and waterfall

One of my favorite waterfalls! Amazing this time of year with the fall colors coming in but even better in the snow! A must do!

New route to Butte Creek Falls (courtesy of ODF):
- Drive to Scotts Mills, Oregon

- In downtown Scotts Mills, near the post office, turn left (east) onto Maple Grove Road

- From Maple Grove Road, turn south onto Sawtell Road until you reach the end of the pavement which will then turn briefly to Family Camp Road and then to the Butte Creek Mainline

Coordinates: N44 55.257, W122 30.671

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28 days ago

Beautiful place to hike for summer!!!

1 month ago

great hike even from the first gate so making it a longer hike beutiful day!

This was a fun trail for me & a family friend (kiddo that is 10 yrs old) to explore! The trail was clearly marked, dusty, rocky at points, and beautiful to walk along water the majority of the way. I would recommend this if you want a quick morning/afternoon hike. Enjoy!

Loved the waterfall view! Rocky in some spots but not too bad. Wasn’t too busy on a Thursday during the day which was great.

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1 month ago

The hike was short and fairly easy. However it was very rocky so be careful; it’s totally doable tho! I’ve seen people bring kids and pets though some parts of the trail might be a bit rough for your pets. The trail was also very scenic and shaded. The waterfall itself was super gorgeous!! I would recommend getting there early because by the time it was noon today, the place was packed with people. Also bring bug spray. Our lunch was disturbed several times by horseflies and yellow jackets. Definitely recommend the hike tho!

‘This IS a must stop & hike if in the area. Trail is a never boring mix of vegetation, large boulders, ascending & descending paths. Most of all the fresh pine smell and sounds of rushing water keep you pressing towards the awesome waterfall at the end. Enjoy!!

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1 month ago

Lovely little hike on well maintained trails. The trail tracks the creek terminating in the impressive Tamanawas Falls. Recommended.

Very nice walk thru the woods

Super easy hike gate is closed but only open to hikers stay to the left of the trail to get to the falls great view only saw 2 hikers when we were there

The path to the trailhead is open through the campground. (I discovered this only after I hiked down) The path down is two miles on a very well maintained road.

The lower falls lookout is a bit insane. You'll see. If you have small children I'd highly recommend avoiding the lower falls lookout, just stay on the path.

The upper falls trail is wonderful. This is a great place to go with the entire family. If you have someone that needs assistance on the path watch out for the rocks at the base of the trail, they're very slippery.

There’s just something about hearing the roar of the falls as you get closer and closer. And then when you finally spot it—you’ll be smiling. The day I went, the sun was shining brightly behind the falls which gave the mist created a scintillating sight. And while the trail isn’t very challenging overall except for some rock scrambling mid-way and at the very end, that mist is such a fantastic reward!

I highly recommend continuing to climb up and around the falls so that you get behind them for some amazing views of the rushing water and tree-scape complimented by mossy rocks.

This is a wonderful spot. It was a bit busy when I went due mostly in part by the approaching holiday weekend, I’m sure!

Did this hike today and it was beautiful! the trails were well kept. I've heard they can be slippery in places, but for the most part, they were fine. I brought a dog, which proved challenging on the rock paths near the end, so it's something to keep in mind when looking for a hike to do with a pet.There was also a lot less room at the end than I expected, and not much place to sit and rest, but the view was amazing! I would say this is a good beginner hike as it is about 1.6 miles in and 1.6 back out without too many steep hills.

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1 month ago

did this trail yesterday. really beautiful. all trails says 3.3 but my fitbit clocked 4 miles. it’s an easy hike and worth doing. lots of greenery and the sound of water the entire hike. it just gets more beautiful as you get closer to the falls. the falls are really pretty and the mist from the falls cools you off just enough. quite a few people and dogs on this trail. i would hike this one again.

Came from the east through the campground and got to the trailhead. Some rough gravel road for 3-4 miles but worth it. Beautiful hike, perfect for kids. Our 2 and 4 year olds did great. Needed some handholding in a couple spots, particularly near the lower falls. Otherwise a level, well maintained trail.

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1 month ago

Fun trail up to the falls. Not too hard, but there is a large boulder field before you make it to the falls. It's was a little challenging with a dog, but nothing that was impassable.

The falls are pretty and worth the hike. Couldn't make it up to the cave with my dog but pretty views around.

My Westie loved all the water stops along the way. Enjoyed the sound of the water most of the hike and the waterfall was just lovely. Will definitely do this one again.

It was a nice, shady hike along a picturesque stream. Nothing to write home about. I was there when the firearms course nearby was closed due to fire danger, which made it lovely and quiet.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely little hike, not too short, not too long, not too busy, with a perfectly beautiful waterfall at the top!

Prepare to get wet! Fantastic hike along and in a creek. Beautiful scenery as you hike through a canyon, climb over a huge log jam and wade through the water to reach a cascading waterfall at the end of your hike. Highly recommend!

Good quick easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Such a fun hike with a stunning payoff! We arrived at 7:30 AM and were the only ones at the falls for almost an hr, so arrive early to beat the crowds. On the right side near the falls is a rocky trail. Follow it and then carefully ramble your way over the rocks to get to the back of the falls for a tremendous view!

Can't get to it. Large metal fence just before the left turn stating private property. 8.11.2018

hiking
2 months ago

Best hike on the mountain!

Great views!

Great for families. Beautiful falls.

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