Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Umpqua 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.

We had a some rain, hail, snow, and splash of sunshine. A nice short adventure in the mountains for my birthday

Great Hike with spectacular views on the summit. We did it in early May and the snow was still pretty deep(obviously) and so we wore our mountaineering boots and just slogged up it. We brought snow shoes too but found that just the boots worked best. At the top the trail drops around to the left of the false summit and you have to traverse some slightly sketchy snow field we brought ice axes for this part and kicked steps in. We stayed up on the ridge on the way back down, but be careful of the cornices! They were pretty large and looked ready to go. All in all it took us about five and half hours to summit and another three back down. You could probably do it faster but we were carrying training weight. I'm knocking a star off due mainly to the snowmobiles that drove all the way to the summit and then spun circles around it. Quite obnoxious and sorta ruined the serenity of the mountain top that I crave.

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13 days ago

I've been working my way through each segment of the North Umpqua Trail, I haven't done them all yet, but this is by far my least favorite. It's a cliff trail with most of the trail being loose rock. Coming up from the panther section down stream, shortly after the first bridge around a quarter mile in, the trail has slide out. It can still be traversed, but in general the trail is not well maintained. Sections are very overgrown, making ticks extremely easy to pick up. I found them to very prevalent on this section. There isn't much for tree cover, the river is mostly not accessible as you are anywhere from 20-200 feet above it, and the main view is the highway.

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16 days ago

trail is still very muddy, but definitely hikable. really easy hike with a beautiful view

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18 days ago

Did this hike on Saturday May 5, 2018 in the late afternoon/early evening. Not a soul to be seen; had the trail and the falls all to myself. Link to my video of the falls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUrA9kOYThw&t=1s

Very pretty no doubt! BUT VERY BUSY!!!! dont bring ur puppies so many ppl.. lots of stairs..

Great adventure, extremely peaceful . Is low foot traffic. Awesome swimming spots . Dogs on leash. Great photography.!

I wanted to do the "head on view" hike, some trail signs knocked over and missing. There was just a little snow left on the sides gravel road and the dirt road had some covering it still entirely - no big deal to drive in or walk in. There were quite a few branches on the one gravel road as well.

If you're not in a high clearance vehicle I don't recommend trying to drive down the dirt road, snow or no snow. I took my car instead of my pickup and thought I'd see how far I could go and made it about 20ft before scraping, and it only gets worse from there. So I parked by the dirt road entrance and walked to the trailhead, it's not that much further.

After you pass the "trail - >" sign around 1/4mi stay right at the fork and when it seems to split off, go left (there is a sign this direction,)

It's a great leg workout so it'sworth the hike, the falls were absolutely gorgeous! The drive was a bit long though.

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27 days ago

Did about 3 mi round trip South of Cedar Creek. Great places to get off the trail and access the creek. Some of the footing is challenging when wet. Saw two kinds of orchids. Fawn Lily and Trillium are plentiful but were past their peak today. Literally no invasive plant species seen!

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1 month ago

Amazing. A must see!

Beautiful falls, very full right now. Trail is pretty muddy in spots though and sometimes huge puddles take up the entire width of the trail, so I would suggest hiking boots at this time!

It was my first time in years sense I’ve been there. It was even more beautiful than I remember. It was my three dogs and myself that went. Found some pretty cool areas just around the falls as well. :)

nice, easy hike in. no snow but a few spots of minor mud but ends with breathtaking view of the falls.

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1 month ago

Loved this trail. Hiked this last April 2017. Brice creek is so clear and beautiful. Well maintained trail. I started lower than the campgrounds, I think at Cedar Creek. It ended up being about a 5 mike hike. I ran out of time and had to turn back right below Trestle Falls. I came back later in the summer and hiked to the falls. Cool falls, would’ve prob been more impressive in the spring when there is more water.

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1 month ago

Beautiful, clean, well maintained trail and day use areas. The campgrounds are closed till May but the restrooms are open and clean. Excellent for kids, grandparents and dogs. Didn't see any litter or animal poops.

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1 month ago

3rd place in the race of the 3 falls in this area. See also: Pinard and Moon. It is a nice n easy .75 mile hike down to a beautiful wide and full falls; in late March. It also offers a bench and a picnic table down by the falls if you wanna take a load off and have lunch with a view. Another hidden Oregon gem.

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1 month ago

The pool! Can climb down with rope. Stairs super well maintained. About 100 steps up and the same down. Clean, bathroom setting at trailhead. Went in March, no snow, not cold: just perfect weather. Tons of water.

Great trail for toddlers! The waterfall was huge and beautiful! The trail was muddy and wet.

Beautiful hike. Really recommend taking upper trestle creek. Well maintained trail.

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2 months ago

Started at Cedar Creek Campground and added Trestle Creek Falls so haven't done the full trail but of it is still incredible out here. You will turn a bend and have a perfect, postcard worthy photo. Very quiet when we went. There are some very narrow sections that are likely to become dangerous if they are not maintained this spring, but overall a great year round hike.

Great quick and easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. Stopped on the way to Crater Lake and it was totally worth it. Check out video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcRCOVhdvhI

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4 months ago

Beautiful hike, absolutely worth the trip. It is a little challenging as most of the hike to the waterfall is downhill, therefore the hike back to the car is entirely uphill. If you visit this waterfall during spring, expect snow. I attempted to visit in March and the road leading to this waterfall was buried under 3 feet of snow (but the roads surrounding Lemolo Resort were plowed). I completed the hike in October, which is the perfect time to avoid both snow and mosquitoes. The waterfall was impressive even though we visited during Fall.

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4 months ago

Heavily trafficked trail. Family friendly and pet friendly. Well marked and easy to find. If you make the drive all this way, I recommend visiting some of the other waterfalls along Hwy 138. Clearwater Falls and Whitehorse Falls are along side the road and do not require any hiking to see them. Watson Falls (the 3rd tallest waterfall in Oregon) is about 2-3 miles round trip. Umpqua Hot Springs is also proximal, but be prepared for nudity if you decide to stop by.

From the parking area, the trail is difficult to find. Park your car and walk up the road a little further (towards the camping area) and the trail will be on the right side of the road. If you visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon, be prepared for tons of mosquitoes (you’ll basically be walking through clouds of mosquitoes). The first time I came out here, I actually turned around because the mosquitoes were so intense and I was not adequately prepared. The hike to the top of the mountain is short but very steep. Once you get to the top, you receive one of the best views of the Cascades I have ever seen. You also see the ghost town down below and the nearby fire lookout.

The road up to the lookout is rough with ruts, potholes, and bedrock. 4WD is recommended but not required to reach the trailhead.

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4 months ago

Visited Twin Lakes in July 2017. One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done. The two lakes are absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t have a problem with mosquitos when I visited. We were there mid day, around 1-2 pm. I highly recommend this hike. At this time, however, the road leading to Twin Lakes is closed due to fire damage that occurred during the summer.

4 months ago

One of the best waterfalls I've been to but very heavily trafficked. If you are feeling adventures you can go off the trail and climb down some steep rocks to the bottom of the waterfall. Since it's such a short hike you might as well take advantage of the Umpqua hot springs a few miles down the road after.

5 months ago

Beautiful and easy stroll to the view point! Dog friendly, and our pup loved it!

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5 months ago

Heavily trafficked, yet easy trail. Did this trail early November, 2017. The view of the falls is gorgeous. We went off trail and climbed down (not recommended, but very amazing). Steep scramble down the side of the rock. Big safety risk.

We enjoyed this hike very much. Excellent views. Steep so there are many opportunities to stop and enjoy your surroundings on the way up while catching your breath. We hiked up at dusk and came out with headlamps after a beautiful sunset.

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6 months ago

This place is so beautiful.. easy trail and worth every minute. The waterfall is breathtaking.

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