dogs on leash
Quick and easy out-and-back hike with a great payoff. The suspension bridge is as every bit as impressive as the falls. Some downed trees on the main path as of April 12th. 30 minutes in and 35 out. Please remember to pack out all garbage and pet waste. It is extremely harmful to the ecosystem of the forest and is unpleasant for fellow hikers.
Jessica P. on Drift Creek Falls Trail
Definitely wear your hiking boots/shoes, holy mud is right!! Great hike, you're going down hill to the waterfall and then incline back to the trailhead but very easy, can't even feel the elevation. Great picture opportunities. Dress to get wet. Apparently people in Oregon have extremely poor hiking Etiquette, I've noticed this in numerous hikes here. But seriously, if you're a large group be considerate of others. If you want to listen to music, great, put some headphones in; but I don't want to hear it. And seriously people, have some consideration for those around you and smoke your cigarettes BEFORE you start the hike, not during. The trail isn't big enough for two way traffic if we have to dodge you're secondhand smoke.
The road there is definitely has overgrown vegetation that scrapes up against your vehicle so take a vehicle you wouldn't mind branches and trees scraping up against and smaller cars might have tougher time. The hike itself was beautiful and the waterfalls were lush and flowing hard.