hiking

kid friendly

walking

forest

views

trail running

birding

dogs on leash

wildlife

nature trips

wild flowers

waterfall

hiking
23 hours ago

great, short family hike. go on a weekday if u can, very busy. The bridge is amazing

We loved this hike. It was part of a road trip for the day. Started off with breakfast at home...road trip to Drift Creek Falls for a nice walk through the sunlit shaded trees...to be met by a beautifully constructed suspension bridge where we enjoyed a lunch we packed...then a little further to climb the rocks and take in the full view of the water fall...headed out through Lincoln City and caught dinner in Newport before heading home. A great way to spend the day with the family!

Do have bug dope (in case you need it), Do bring a lunch and treat yourself to a great view (remember to pack out what you pack in), and Do add this hike to your list.

Enjoy......we did.

This place just became my most favorite hike of all time! Easy to moderate forested trial. Dog friendly. Lots of wildlife from snakes, birds, chipmunks, lizards and fish. DOZENS of waterfalls! Fern/moss wall heaven! Mostly shaded with some people. Mosquitos were also not an issue. Catwalk along the mountain side was just scary enough to be exciting but not "turn around" scary, of course depending on your fear of heights. Almost wish the trail was harder to keep more people away! Doable for kids as well. Bathroom also located at the start of trail.

hiking
3 days ago

We have taken up hiking in Utah this year and have loved it! (We are beginners, so we stick with the easy hikes.) While on vacation here in Oregon we looked up hikes and found this one. We LOVED it! So beautiful, so green, and so much fun! The suspension bridge was pretty cool and so was the waterfall. I love my Utah hikes, but I loved this green shady hike! Oregon is pretty awesome! (Glad we read the advice first, we used our bug spray, and we knew to stick to the right when the trail forked... thank you!) ☺

This was my first time going to this trail. I have arthritis and have to be careful when hiking. I'm also not in the best shape. That being said, a combination of using a walking stick and my dog helping me, allowed me to do the whole trail alright. It's a bit steep in some parts, so wear good shoes and a walking stick would be helpful for those who struggle with steepness. The loop is only 3 miles (a bit more of you go to the summit, about .7 miles more) so it's not too bad. Very beautiful in an old growth forest. There are also some swimming holes at the base. Note that the trail can also be quite narrow in some areas.

on Sweet Creek Trail

5 days ago

Wonderful

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

hiking
11 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!

hiking
12 days ago

walking
13 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!!!!!!