Alsea Falls Trail & Green Peak Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Alsea, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Short off the beaten path area that has two waterfalls. The 20-Foot Alsea Falls and 60-Foot Green Peak Falls. The trail is a short loop that goes through both second growth and old growth. That also provides access to 2 awesome waterfalls. If you want to check out Salmon jumping up a waterfall this is the place to see it! Two beautiful waterfalls that gush in the winter and great for swimming in the summer. Alsea Falls Recreation Area is next to the South Fork Alsea River, in a lush coastal forest of red cedars, maples, and Douglas firs. The recreation area has 22 picnic tables, 16 campsites, hiking trails, and an outstanding view of Alsea Falls. Throughout the spring and summer, visitors find blooming rhododendrons, Oregon grapes, dogwoods, and other wildflowers, as well as numerous wild berries. Trails lead to Alsea Falls and other scenic points along the river. Beavers build in the river, and deer and elk graze in the young areas of the forest. Fishing in the river. Across the river the trail continues on to Green Peak Falls. The trail passes through the private campground of McBee Park.
perfect hike for the family.....took both kids and they made it all the way
If you're using Google Maps, it takes you to the right area--disregard after it tells you to turn left off the cliff onto Glenbrook Rd, (which you pass and is a driveway, not a road) continue a mile or two. Alsea Falls is a few miles passed the mountain bike area (left side) 1000 feet to the right. You literally park and walk 50 feet and you're there. However, walk across the bridge, turn left follow the trail to Green Peak Falls. There are no signs so make note: the trail turns into a gravel road at a decline (3/4 mile into hike). To the left and over the bridge-thing there's a parking lot. Don't go that way! Follow the path around a bend to the right. There's a sign, which you can't read until you're standing next to it, propped against the bottom of a tree. The trail to Green Peaks starts there. Quick hike, gorgeous, and ropes tied to the trees near the Falls of you want to climb up to the top (maybe 20 ft.).
Brought the dog, everyone was friendly. Multiple dogs off leash--mine was for a lot of the run.
Also, if you do turn left and go over the bridge, there's a road across the street (to the right a bit) which takes you on a nice hike, no falls, just peace and quiet!!
Went to Alsea Falls and while cool to take photos around it's not really a hike. You park in the parking lot and then there it is. Never made to Green Peak but I will be going back since I read about how it's worth it. Gotta see it now!
Went on the Green Peak Falls trail based on the positive feedback on this page, nice trail however would not recommend for smaller children. We hiked with our 3-year-old daughter and it was certainly challenging taking sharp, steep switchbacks and crawling over fallen logs. Older children should have fewer problems. Watch out for narrow trails with drop-offs. Dog did great and enjoyed the hiking, people practice good dog etiquette here.
Definitely make the trek to Green Peak Falls- there are some "homemade" signs to guide the way. Lovely fall colors and beautiful falls!
It took a little work to find the right trail to Green Peak Falls. It was worth the work.
We were hopeful when we got there, it looked like a pretty sweet hike. But the trail was confusing and it was muggy and smelt horrible when you got close to the water. We didnt even finish the hike.
The place was absolutely beautiful! I took my dogs and they loved it! However things aren't clearly marked to find where you want to go. I took a trail that was suposed to head towards a fall and it ended up being a dead end. Also many many people were there. It seems to be very well known and very well traveled.
it was worth the trip to see alsea and green peak falls. the easy rate on here is not quite right i climbed trails in the gorge marked moderate that were easier then this trail. but would still do it again.
It was very pretty I'm sure my wife and I will go again. It was confusing to find the green peak falls but well worth the confusion once you cross the bridge by Alsea falls you follow the trail until you pop out by a campsite you will walk down the road for a while after that keep an eye on the right side of the road and you a white sign that has seen better days pointing the way to green peak falls and there is a small trail marker just past the next campground to the right that starts that trail. My wife and I both lost cell signal once we got in the area so make sure you have any maps downloaded beforehand.