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Extremely easy hike as most of the trail was paved. The bridge and the water is beautiful and we definitely enjoyed it as a more leisurely hike.

took my son to see the falls, great trails and scenic river along the route. over all we enjoyed it we'll be coming back

This is a great hike close to town. as others have said the markings are not good/confusing. We really enjoyed it as I have been to the lake for many years and this is the first time I have seen some of these places.

Wanted to check somewhere out closer to home. There were some lovely views along this hike...I loved the rushing water under the bridge. Overall I was trying to find Woodburn Falls but found it a bit confusing based on the signage. Never did find it but I still enjoyed my time. The trail had a lot of dog waste along the path and the paths were rockier than I anticipated.

trails are not marked besides trail head. and WARNING SPOTTED a cougar at the trail split at 745 am the other day

some broken glass on trail. only reason it gets a four. it is a wonderful place to hang out and swim. you can stand under the falls.

The trail wasn’t bad, but there were some parts that were steep and rocky. Also, a section of the trail there was a bunch of broken glass. The falls was really pretty and cool.

This is a great short hike through the woods to a very nice waterfall. Parts of the trail are steep with loose rocks. These sections are short and doable just take you time. Great lunch hike.

cute small falls

Instructions on app took us to middle of no where.

I made a pit stop here since it was rated as easy. I was only dressed/prepared for “easy”. This path is steep and uneven. This hike needs to be changed to moderate or even hard. I did not get to see the waterfall. My rating is based off of misinformation.

A peaceful short trail with a gorgeous waterfall. Only negative was the littering and broken glass on the trail. Besides that very pretty to see and very easy of a hike.

Easy trail, great for families and on-leash dog walking. Draw backs were how busy it was, and parking. Overall, a very nice walk.

Was in Nehalem visiting and stopped by the falls. It is directly off the main campground and you can follow the trail around if you want.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Short and sweet interpretive trail that would be good for small children. There’s several signs showing where buildings used to be, OLD fruit trees, and very smooth trail for 80% of the way. This was the first of 2 hikes I did this day because this was so short. I’d take visiting family here, but probably wouldn’t opt to repeat this again solo.

"Steep" out of 10!! Overall awesome!!!

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.

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?

on Beaver Falls Trail

2 months ago

Beware, wasp nest on trail.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice, short trail that is beautiful! The waterfall was very pretty and you can hike behind it too for a nice cool mist! Beware of the bees/wasps on the trail (half way down the trail), they are aggressive. I got stung today just walking past an area where you couldn’t see them! I would recommend wearing pants for this reason! Also watch out for broken glass! But definitely a hidden gem waterfall hike’

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is very short but steep. The Falls is breathtaking and so worth it. It was a little tough finding the trail that leads to the falls, but after a little bit we found it. The trail is pretty close to the chain link fence.

Great hike with little kids. Spot on driving directions. Beautiful drive, too!

Had a wonderful family adventure. Beware of bees abouy midway down the trail

The trail was well kept. Only saw one other group while hiking. The waterfalls were well worth the drive to the trailhead. Downhill the entire way there and uphill back but not challenging.

easy trail. very enjoyable for a Saturday hike

Plenty of signage to help point you the ways once on the gravel road. I did do a street view on google to see where the turn off was. Hike was easy enough took a little over an hour round trip with a bunch of teenagers. Not much of a waterfall this time of year.

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