Alsea Falls Trail & Green Peak Falls Trail

EASY 90 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

river

waterfall

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.

hiking
17 days ago

I loved this hike. There's easy access to play in the water as well. we went in August so we enjoyed the cold waters.

nature trips
29 days ago

Beautiful site, awesome falls, serene, peaceful, and refreshing. not much hiking required, but trails are available.

hiking
2 months ago

Finally made time to try this trail. It was a nice easy trip up and back to get back into hiking for the year. Slightly muddy in spots from the mountain bikes going down after the recent rains we got.

hiking
2 months ago

First time to Falls, directions and trail markings not great, but Falls were lovely (especially Green Peak Falls). Short hike on nice trails.

hiking
3 months ago

Very pretty hike. will do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous but be very careful. We found bear scat today! Google maps has not been updated. there is a log that fell, so the road doesn't even look like a road and is closed. the falls are amazing.

hiking
3 months ago

trails are not marked very well but, still a fun easy hike

4 months ago

This is a great area but I'm yet to find the second falls. The trails are poorly marked. I would recommend tracking your mileage or recording your trail to keep on track.

hiking
4 months ago

Solid winter hike, not too busy. Great swimming in the summer. Beautiful falls year round.

hiking
4 months ago

This was a great afternoon winter hike. One thing to keep in mind for winter hikes is that trees may have fallen and yet to be cleared. We had a few tree trunks to cross over that would change the difficulty to Moderate.

Another note is to make sure to make sure to wear shoes with traction. We saw people on the trail in rain shoes, aka slickers. This trail has several sections of ascending and descending areas that can be muddy and slippery.

I would also recommend going on to Green Peak Falls after seeing Alsea Falls. There is a $3.00 day use fee payable at the box. Take correct change. None provided.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trails for hiking. We took a few detours and ended up with a 7.5 mike trek. Only complaint, too many dogs off leash!

hiking
6 months ago

Read Shawna Jepson's review! Cute area, easy hike. My 2 yr old did most of it with help in some spots.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail but slippery at the actual falls! Google maps is not correct! But once we found the parking lot the trail was pretty and the falls were fun to take pictures by!

hiking
8 months ago

Fun and easy. Good for families.

hiking
9 months ago

Didn't really enjoy this hike as much as others. The trail markers are hard to follow and i wasn't able to get to the second Falls. I am directionally challenged so I am sure a reasonable person could find it but I didn't want to get more lost then I was already. Beautiful hike in what I did experience though.

hiking
10 months ago

It is definitely more of a family spot. There isn't much of a hike, you basically just arrive and people lay out near the water. We ventured out down the rocks and ended up because a little over two miles out and back but it was super underwhelming. Probably won't return, potentially to camp but that's about it.

11 months ago

Nice short hike, old forest and opportunities for bathing. Read the instructions of where to go to avoid getting lost around the camp ground (e.g. keep right).

11 months ago

easy enough to take 2yr old on :) he had fun

11 months ago

Great hike. Better trail signage needed from main parking lot from Alsea Falls to Green Peak Falls. But very beautiful. Trails very clean.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beautiful falls and a lovely trail

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Great hike beautiful waterfalls and scenery

Monday, May 15, 2017

very scenic and not a lot of traffic midweek

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Great hike, a bit muddy and some poison oak right along the trail. Green Peak Falls is definitely a must do. Very beautiful falls.

Monday, April 03, 2017

perfect hike for the family.....took both kids and they made it all the way

trail running
Monday, March 20, 2017

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!!

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

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!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Definitely make the trek to Green Peak Falls- there are some "homemade" signs to guide the way. Lovely fall colors and beautiful falls!

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

It took a little work to find the right trail to Green Peak Falls. It was worth the work.

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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.

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