Abiqua Falls Trail

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Abiqua Falls Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Scotts Mills, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Abiqua Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Oregon. While located on private land the falls are currently accessible to visitors but getting to the trailhead does require some off-roading. Finding the turn off is tricky so it's not wise to simply rely on your phone's GPS for directions.

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hiking
2 days ago

My rig was tall enough to actually reach the true trailhead. which meant the actual hike was about 1.3 miles. we spent most of our time scaling the big rocks and walking in the freezing water. lol. my friend and i did it about 2 weeks ago.

hiking
7 days ago

Such an amazing and breathtaking falls!

hiking
7 days ago

I loved this hike

hiking
11 days ago

It's a real beauty, but would really avoid going in the rain!! We weren't able to get all the way down to the falls since we couldn't find a trail we were comfortable going down (think muddy, slippery, slightly dangerous with heavy packs). Definitely am going to try to come back and see this again when it's dry!

hiking
11 days ago

I drove from the Crooked Finger turn off down to the trailhead, about 2.5 miles. From the top of the trail head down to the Falls is only about .4 miles. It is less of a hike, and more of a rock climbing, mud sliding scramble down very steep slopes to get down to Abiqua Creek, then turn left and you will hear the falls as you come around the curve of the creek. It is absolutely stunning! Well worth the muddy hands and knees. Everything was more slippery than normal today, because it's been raining, really put a snotty layer on top of everything. I give this five stars for its sheer beauty!

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hiking
18 days ago

The trail is much closer to this links details: http://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Abiqua_Falls_Hike

The extra 4.5 miles are actually following a rough terrain road (really it's not bad except 1 s curve probably half way down). The falls themselves are absolutely gorgeous and insanely calming. there is a trail to the upperfalls a bit further up the road from the trailhead.

it is a steep slope down to the river, lots of ropes to grab onto during descent.

you probably want 8-12 inches on your vehicle to ride down to the trailhead.

This is an amazing hike! The road CF300, as mentioned is very rough, you don't want to attempt it without 4WD. You can park about 1.5 miles up from the trailhead and walk down the road, just remember that you are going to have to hike that back up after you complete the technical climb on the trail itself and the road back up is about 800 feet elevation gain alone. The trail is short but tough, I can't emphasize enough about being safe on this climb down the side of a cliff. There are ropes that help, but it is still scary and dangerous, and on the return you will have to hoist yourself back up that cliff by the ropes. It is a real challenge. Don't attempt this if you are not able bodied and at least in fair shape. I don't recommend for dogs or small children. Once you tackle the trail down to the creek, you turn left and walk upstream over boulders and fallen logs, but the payoff is absolutely worth it! Probably a good idea to bring your Tevas or other water shoes, on a hot day it would be a beautiful place for a swim. Just a fantastic hike! Please just be prepared and use caution.

hiking
19 days ago

Not a trail for dogs. if you dont have a car that can four wheel drive you will have to walk the gravel road quite a ways begore getting to the trail head. once on the trail you will be basically mountain climbing. there are ropes tied to trees to help guide you down the cliff. Very rocky terrian.

hiking
20 days ago

21 days ago

absolutely gorgeous!

trail running
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hiking
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hiking
22 days ago

Harder than anticipated, very steep, absolutely breathtaking though.

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