Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Siuslaw National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This hike is so popular, so if you want a parking spot, get there early. It’s short and sweet, well maintained, and has a suspension bridge and waterfall. This was my third time on this hike, and I’m not tired of it yet.

Awesome trail!

beautiful and not very busy!

16 days ago

While reading up on Eugene's Lifestyle, I came across a great article on the history and making of the trails.
The end of the article provides specific directions by those who were involed in the rehab/creation of the falls trails.
This is definately on my list of future adventures.


Fun trail. We went in December and it was a bit soggy but it was still fun.

Wonderful hike on a beautiful day. The Nestucca River Road is scheduled to be closed upstream from the 8533 turn-off on 4 June 2018. Access from the east side will not be possible for some time. Check ahead before starting up from Carlton.

Loved this hike. It was beautiful and peaceful and the trail was very nice. I rated it 4 stars though because this trail is categorized as easy, and while it was easy for me my older mother in law had a lot of trouble on it and it was hard for her. When I take her, our easy trails are nice strolls through nature, this had a lot of inclined walking. So just a warning for those with injuries or difficulties it's a lot of uphill and downhill walking.

This is one of my favorite trails for several reasons. It's short and easy enough that everyone can do it. The wooded wilderness setting is nice and the falls at the end are beautiful, but for me, the suspension bridge is the highlight. Just fun walking across it with the views down to the Falls. This is one of the best Central Oregon coast hikes around. Only reason I don't rate it higher is that facilities is just an outhouse. Other than that, this trail is great!

I went on this hike with my husband and our 1.5 year old daughter. She was strapped on my back and we let her down a few times to run around. My favorite hike I’ve been on! So gorgeous and hiking down below to the base of the falls was incredible as well as the bridge. Gorgeous hike. Highly recommend.

falls were awesome

as far as getting there don't use the directions provided by Google maps. it takes you on a horrible road with overgrown brush which will scratch the heck out of your car. we took I believe the 919 to the 48 road back out. we detoured and hit lower smith falls and came back Vincent creek road which was all paved. Don't quote me on the road numbers but just check into it further before you follow the directions provided.

Beautiful fall and bridge at the end of the trail

Awesome hike for a good day with your dogs! There is even places for them to drink and swim!

Nice hike, short and good rewards at the end: Suspended bridge and tall waterfall.

Beautiful popular fern forest trail with dramatic falls and suspension bridge.

One of my favorites

1 month ago

Loved this hike and the bridge is spectacular. Not difficult to get to the falls.

great hike
well worth the drive and some good hill work to get back up

Beautiful trail and a pretty easy hike! The waterfall was stunning. It was late by the time we got there, so we only hiked in to the first falls. We climbed over the big boulders and were able to get right by the waterfall.
I️ drove up in a Honda Civic and would NOT recommend doing the same! Came home with a flat tire. The drive up is very bumpy and long. I think it’s worth it though if you have a Jeep or something that can handle a gravel road that’s not maintained very well.

Great hike! Well maintained. Plenty of parking when we were there and clean rests stop.

Beautiful trail! Waterfall after waterfall.

Loved this hike. Trails were clean and wide and it was lovely scenery.

Trail was excellent. Three beautiful waterfalls are definitely worth it. The directions that are on this app make you take this extremely overgrown road that scratched up my car so much. Don’t use that road if you care about your vehicle.

Easy hike, beautiful trail. It was a tad muddy in spots but not bad. We arrived this morning with only one car parked next to us and left with about 15. So it does get busy on the nice sunny days.

Easy hike and beautiful! bring some goldfish crackers and feed the chipmunks near the falls! some take it right from your hand!

Beautiful forest hike ending in a glorious bridge, waterfall, and swimming hole if so inclined. We hiked down to the fork in the road by the river where “North Loop” is clearly labeled and, having read previous reviews thought “let’s take that one so we get a little more exercise in,” but it looped us back to the beginning of the trail where it had first forked off to make the north loop. The beginning fork is unmarked so we had missed it and ended up walking six miles total round trip (because we weren’t going to miss the bridge and waterfall). So if you want a longer hike (but aren’t in the mood for six miles), take a right up the hill at the first fork which will take you over the hill before meeting up at the river with the main trail. Real pretty trail as well and adds a bit more to the walk.

Amazing hike! Super easy and a lot of fun. We went on a Monday afternoon and had pretty much the entire trail to ourselves. Absolutely loved the suspension bridge and the waterfall is just gorgeous. I highly recommend this hike!

Gorgeous gorgeous hike!!! You follow a ton of rapids and “mini” waterfalls

Coming from Eugene, the directions in the Falcon guide were fine. But lucky we didn't tried to follow Google Maps which had the preferred route follow Whitaker Creek to section of road that doesn't exist!! Beware.

Beautiful hidden hike. Took longer than I thought to get to the trailhead but was totally worth it! Good hike if you’re headed to the beach

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