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8 days ago

Difficult road to travers to the actual trail head unless you have an all wheel drive vehicle. We walked the road to the TH and the trail itself is not long but steep and appearing not formerly maintained. The hike is sleek with rock and covered in fallen leaves making it difficult to traverse in many areas. The pay off is well worth the jaunt with a beautiful falls. The drive to this falls is also splendid.

Absolutely gorgeous! made it to the white locked fence easily thanks to the directions of *always staying to the left and down hill * directions once turn off of Crooked Finger Rd. Took second trail as stated below with Abbey Foundation sign and it was a quick hike in staying left once we hit the river.
Definitely going back once every season this next year !

Completed 10-8-18
Went in the dark, still a fun hike

This is a beautiful trail through a lush forest that follows a stream and leads you to the impressive bridal veil falls. Nice and shaded, relaxing hike w some uphill along the way.

hiking
29 days ago

Awful. Hard to find trailhead and when we did,we found ourselves on an ultimate frisbee course amongst the woods - no view in this hike except for a pop Out at the turn where you overlook the Highway and a piece of the Columbia.
The noise was so loud from the highway - no peace. It was a beautiful fall day and we missed the breathtaking views of the Gorge.
Now , for the parking lot views of the river -awesome; but we came for the hike which very much disappointed.
I would not even recommend for family w kids - State should let it grow over and save the money on maintenance.

Beautiful

Great easy trail with a payoff. Worth doing if you're in the area.

currently road closed for repaving

My brother & I drove ALL the way here for nothing...
We can hike like beasts and navigate well but once we got about 1/2 way done with the hike, your just left stranded and guessing.
there's a HUGE lack of signs and you just get lead to an open area of complete confusion.
We tried to find the right trail using the description but had no luck at all.
We tried to find the right way for an hour or two and just said screw all of this and packed it home.
If you want to waste your time... Come Up To This Trail!

Amazing little hike along the creek to the falls. The water was incredibly clear and the sandy bottom made it some of the prettiest water I have seen.

Beautiful. Rog’s directions below are essential reading before you go.

hiking
1 month ago

Just beautiful. Well worth the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike!!!! past reviews helped big time to find the falls. once you get to the dead end it’s only .5 miles to falls but it’s a climb down and a climb back up ,totally worth though . lots of people while we were there . parking is very tight

1 month ago

This trail is very, very dangerous. If you are on the trail in Rog’s pictures (below), you might consider turning around and finding the easier trail a bit further down. We got pretty banged up and were told by a girl that her mom was life-flighted out due to sliding all the way down.

Under current driving conditions (9/22/18) I would say you absolutely must have a high clearance vehicle or you’re going to get stuck.

There are also people shooting guns and drinking most of the way down. Just a heads up.

The waterfall is magical and totally worth visiting.

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

https://amp.statesmanjournal.com/amp/851055002

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes that I went to. Absolutely beautiful! The unpaved road definitely makes it hard to walk so hiking shoes are recommended (I used running shoes and almost slipped few times). However, the scenery is breathtaking!!!! I got to observe the nature in the most vivid ways— got to see the wildlife (bees, spiders, garden snakes, etc...).

Abiqua is a hard hike but it totally worths the time and energy !!! My friends and I felt accomplished !

hiking
2 months ago

FREAKING GORGEOUS!! Getting there can be tricky so definitely read the previous comments made by others. I got there and had such an amazing time thanks to the tips and comments I read on here. The unpaved road constituted half of the hike literally but once you’re at the trailhead, the hike itself is less than 2 mi. Steep hills but the ropes and fallen trees along the way made it a tad easier. The waterfall made it up for all of the hard work. A MUST SEEN! This is by far the hardest but it is also my favorite hike! Super peaceful and calm :) I’m definitely coming back

Easy trail; well-worn, short walk to the falls with a couple signs talking about the area at the beginning. Road is paved whole way. Several cars in parking lot, but didn't run into too many people; mostly families with young children and small dogs.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Finding the trail head was a challenge. Spent about half an hour just trying to figure out where to start. Recommend having screen shots of directions as no cell service. My Subaru couldn’t make it all the way down so I hiked about 3 extra miles, GPS put me at about 5 round trip. It felt like a ton of work for the payoff but I’m giving 4 stars due to the lack of people (I went on a weekday).
Also, I wouldn’t recommend doing this with a dog unless they are very agile. I had to carry my 60lb pit bull up a steep hill because she was struggling.

on Abiqua Falls Trail

2 months ago

I passed the entrance and got lost for about an hour, until a really good person showed me the right road. It is true that the further you go, the sketchier it gets. I don’t think the road is meant for sedan cars, so I will recommend to drive the road as far as you can and the condition of the road allows you. When you start to see the road full of very sharp rocks, park the car in one of the several spots along the road. Then walk from that point. You will find at the end a closed white gate, then turn back and find to your left one of the trailhead with a withe and black sign (see picture). Once you’re there, as you already read from other comments, in the Y section, take the left and you’ll get to the bottom with no complications. You will use the ropes to climb down, but it is really easy. Enjoy :).

Lovely little hike with no other foot traffic late in the evening. Beautiful falls with crisp air and several gorgeous view points.

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.

We went during the week so it wasn’t very busy. Be sure to take the trail by the trail head sign... if you go over the bridge further to the right, it takes you on a totally different trail that doesn’t go to the falls.

This is an easy hike for all ages and any fitness level. I saw both retired age and small children (3-ish) on the trail. There’s a nice path all the way up to the falls, and for those who are a little more nimble you can climb to the top of the falls. It’s a beautiful walk and there are lots and lots of spots for great photos. It’s a single trail in and out - not a loop as the map shows.

Nice trail with a pretty waterfall. Easy trail to hike. The paths are well worn.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful easy hike to amazing views of the bridal view falls. Go past the wooden bridge and head right to get to the picturesque view of the falls.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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