Alsea Falls Trail & Green Peak Falls Trail [CLOSED]

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Alsea Falls Recreation Site

Alsea Falls Trail & Green Peak Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily 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

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

closed

Note: This trail is closed due to COVID-19. 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
5 days ago

Trailhead and trail are still closed at this time.

20 days ago

We hike this trail year round, the trails are at this time, CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. It is well worth the drive, once open.

hiking
26 days ago

This was a pretty hike. The first section from Alsea Falls to the weird campground was a bit rough (especially since there was a confusing sketchy section that I guess was just a washout that people kept taking and we thought it was the trail) and the confusion of where the trail went after we got to the weird campgrounds. So when you go across the bridge at the beginning, you go left and keep on going. You’ll pass through a campsite looking place and keep going to the left, then you’ll see a sign for site 4 keep going towards the right not down to site 4. Keep going towards the right then you’ll eventually see site 3 and the trail continues behind it. It’s not far from there and definitely worth it. The falls are beautiful. If you have kids like we did I would park down where the campgrounds are and walk from there.

hiking
closed
2 months ago

Trail closed due to Covina-19

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with a few muddy patches along the way. Alsea Falls is beautiful, but Green Peak is a real stunner. Picking up the trail at the back of Campsite #3 was helpful. Parking was plentiful and restrooms are at the trailhead.

hiking
3 months ago

Green peak falls was well worth the hike. We went in Feb and there was plenty of water coming over the falls. The trail was relatively easy to hike once you figured out where it was. It wasn’t well marked after you crossed over the bridges down turned Lt at the sign.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice simple hike with a pretty waterfall.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

I took a hike from the Alsea Recreation site to an access road at the top of a hill above the river. I only recorded my hike on the way back to the parking lot. It was a little muddy but the river was running fast and deep. Lots of moss, Oregon Grape and other greenery. An enjoy side hike after hiking to Alessandro Falls.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Knocked out this hike yesterday. Both falls were incredibly powerful with high volume, due to recent rainfall. I won't repeat other comments, but please read them carefully before setting out for Green Peak Falls. If you depart from the BLM parking lot at Alsea Falls, the trail becomes somewhat confusing after crossing the footbridge over So. Fork Alsea. Once you make the initial left and head downstream along the opposite bank, signage becomes sparse. The campsite 3 / campsite 4 comments are particularly helpful and saved me considerable time and @$$ pain.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

easy, lots of people but it's a holiday. saw the sheriff.

hiking
4 months ago

Size 12 Keen hiking boots left in parking lot of trail. If found please contact esnodgrass@aliveintegrative.com

hiking
5 months ago

I have to agree with a previous post that Green Peak Falls was worth it. We were a little confused thinking “campsite 3” was at the start of the hike (we started at the Alsea Falls picnic area) rather then down the trail some ways. We made a couple wrong turns but stuck with it and found our way! Glad we did. Would have gave it 4 stars had the trail been marked a bit better.

hiking
5 months ago

to access Green Peak Falls which is the real stunner here.. you must hang a right turn INTO the campsite #3 and the small sign for the trail is on the back side of campsite along the tree line. It is NOT up the gravel road past the gate.

muddy
5 months ago

These falls are beautiful! Alsea is right by the parking lot. To get to Green Peak falls you have to cross the bridge by the parking lot and follow the trail. when you come to a tree that says campsite 4 is on the left then you need to make sure you go right. you will come to another area that has a bridge to the left. Pass the bridge and on the right is campsite 3. To the left of campsite 3 is the rest of the trail to the other falls. This hike is worth it! Both falls are gorgeous!!!!

Don’t normally write reviews but this one was suprisingly good for an easy hike. Even great in December, road up was easy and the hike wasn’t terrible muddy despite the rain. Beautiful falls at the end are definitely worth it.

It was great

5.1 miles

hiking
6 months ago

First falls was easy to find but we never found the second falls. Signage was horrible and trails were not maintained well in some places which made it hard with our 3 and 6 year old. If you do this hike, just be prepared to get a little lost.

mountain biking
7 months ago

This place is epic

hiking
8 months ago

Good quick day hike with and you get to see 2 waterfalls... nice drive to the trail head as well! Great for a Sunday stroll

hiking
muddy
private property
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

Although Alsea Falls are beautiful and easy to access (steep but with steps), most of the trail is devoted to reaching a second set of falls that we never did find. The trail is muddy and washed out in several places and the signage completely disappears at the private campground. Apparently you’re meant to go through but we didn’t have the courage as a biker club had booked the place for the weekend. Instead, we ended up climbing an unexpected mountain on rough ATV tracks before figuring out we were going the wrong way. Nice creek with frogs and no bugs though!

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
9 months ago

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