kid friendly




trail running


dogs on leash


nature trips

wild flowers



It's 5 miles in from the road. Very easy to find just follow the signs. It's a single lane gravel well maintained road all the way. Passing cars will. It be easy.

Motor homes **
We managed to trek in with our 31 ft class C. Again.. narrow single lane gravel road. Be cautious.
We had to park at the turn off for the trail head because the road seemed to not be well trimmed after that. It was only .6 m hike from our parking spot to the trail head.

We hiked with 5 kids, and they all did great.
I will say that it is all down hill going in and a lot of up hill going back. So be prepared. We didn't meet a single person out there so it was definitely secluded. Very pretty. 2 waterfalls at the end

6 days ago

Great view, really easy hike!

I went in March and it was very muddy. Many people, but nothing too overwhelming. The bridge was awesome and the falls were very beautiful. A very fun little hike to do while at the coast!

7 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Most amazing trail I've been on. Saw a few chipmunks but no other critters. The water was beautiful and cool! Would definitely recommend!!!!!!

9 days ago

Nice short hike, perfect for first timers or anyone just looking for a short outing. Respect the area, there are signs posted, there is no camping allowed. Directions from Salem were correct from the app. If you use google maps you'll want to TURN LEFT up a little side road when google tells you "you've arrived" it's easy to keep going and miss the turn off.

There were a lot of families on Drift Creek Trail, so I peeled off in a spot marked with the number 3 - ended up being North Loop that took me back to Drift Creek Trail. The suspension bridge was pretty cool, and the fall was breathtakingly beautiful. I was too tired and sore from the rest of the days adventure to do any of the back trails, but look forward to coming back out again!

10 days ago

Nice trail with easy access to the creek for a more one on one with the area

Amazing hike!! The drive was long and I would recommend going through Mapleton.. the map took me through a logging trail and it was overgrown and scratched my car a bit. But overall, extremely beautiful!

The hike itself is fairly easy- just a lot of roots during parts of the trail to walk over. The bridge was outstanding, as is the waterfall. There is a section on the trail that splits left and right, (the left goes up and is a smaller path) you want to stick to the right to go down to the waterfall and bridge!

Beautiful short hike through the Coastal range to an awesome waterfall, suspension bridge, and creek. Very fun!!!

Very cool hike. My 10 and 13 year old daughters easily hiked it with us. Forest was lush green and the prize at the end (suspended bridge and waterfall) was amazing. It was much hotter than we anticipated coming in from Depoe Bay. Weather was 64 at the bay but 84 and humid at the trail. Definitely worth it though.

on Sweet Creek Trail

16 days ago

on Mary's Peak Trail

16 days ago