The park closed early for the season for restroom renovation, repaving and water line replacement. The first thing that strikes you when you arrive at Cascadia is the tranquility. While the park is quite large, there are barely two dozen campsites, making this a great spot for an intimate getaway. The campground and east picnic area are open May 1-September 30. The west picnic area is open year-round. A pair of hiking trails give you a chance to explore the area. A .75 mile trail leads to the spectacular Soda Creek Falls. A newer trail ushers you through historic Douglas-fir trees along the South Santiam River (a good place to fish and swim). Ruts from the historic Santiam Wagon Road are visible in the park (the trail was used as a military route in the 1800s).

Just realize that it’s almost all uphill going out. Not very long but all uphill. Of course, coming back is all downhill. Quick fast walk.

The kids completely fell in love with this one, their faces on getting to stand under the fall was an amazing memory! add that to the short distance and a nice dip in the river when finished it's completely worth it and so nice. we have done it a few times and each time it's been a little busier than the last. it can be muddy in the spring but a great little hike close to home. If you adventure around the river, you can spot a few more tiny falls.

Beautiful little woodland trail , easy lots of ferns, moss and old grown. Falls are minimal size.

It’s says 2.4 miles but it sure didn’t seem like it.

The first time we visited this trail it was super muddy, but that’s ok it was spring. It’s not too steep. Would not recommend taking littles or strollers. It’s pretty narrow. The end is absolutely beautiful. Worth it.

Beautiful falls and well worth the hike but be warned this is not an easy trail. Trail is very steep and narrow in places. You have to step aside if you meet anyone on the way. To get to any decent view of the falls you have to climb over a good size rock pile. I gave it a 4 because the falls were so beautiful. If you are older or not in the best of shape plan on many breaks.

I've completed this a few times now, it's a short hike that is very easy to get to (driving and trailhead wise.) Steady uphill trail all the way to the falls. Still mud in May but that's expected everywhere. My biggest complaint is the bug factor because of the mud areas. For those who might not know/first time, stay to the right whenever it seems to fork off on the way to the falls. I love that the creek runs next to the trail the entire way.

If you decide to venture to the bottom of the falls it is steep and can be slick with mud. My two big dogs had no problem with the entire trail, and loved getting in the water at the falls!

Great short hike. Would have loved to have the dogs along. It was a little muddy however.

The walk is lovely, small children and grandparents both love this hike!

The falls are so beautiful! I was the only human in sight on a Wednesday morning.
Getting close to the falls really makes you feel the energy of the water and reflect on the lessons a river can teach us.

Great short hike. The trail was pretty muddy so have hiking boots or possibly rubber boots.

Very beautiful falls, and so easy to get to! It was very muddy and slippery when we did it, so a walking stick is advisable. You can catch it by campsite #18, or on the left as you approach the big day use area.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

An easy hike with some incline. That creek though! So beautiful. And the waterfall at the end was amazing. We spent some time right at the base of the falls. There's a couple big flat rocks perfect for sitting or laying and enjoying the nature around you. We went on Memorial Day and only saw a couple other people. Peaceful! And there was one spot that was pretty muddy. Our dog did great on this trail too.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Very beautiful, nobody was there which made for a peaceful experience!

It was muddy... but I knew it would be! It was beautiful and lots of water coming over them falls!!

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Very, very wet! But all around great trail!
Both dogs were able to walk side by side in front of me, which was great.
Falls at the end were definitely worth the hike.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Beautiful hike n great workout. Last half of the hike is uphill, well worth it.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Quite an uphill hike but a lovely falls at the end! Very slippery too!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

It was ok. Wish I had gone not in August and hopefully more run off would've had the fall bigger. It was cool going down to the river after the hike though!

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