Brice Creek Trail

MODERATE 48 reviews
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Brice Creek Trail is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dorena, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,152 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

Directions from Cottage Grove: The trailhead is 25 miles southeast of Cottage Grove. From Cottage Grove, travel on I-5 to exit 174 and follow signs east past Dorena Reservoir (either side) to junction of Layng Creek Road #17 and Brice Creek Road #2470 (19 miles). Bear right on Road #2470 and continue:1) 3.3 miles to West Trailhead 2) 4.6 miles to Cedar Creek. Cpgd. Trailhead 3) 6.9 miles to Lund Park Trailhead 4) 8.2 miles to East End Trailhead

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike along the river! We covered nearly 15 miles and enjoyed the waterfall at the halfway point. Escaped without a single mosquito bite! Easy to refresh with a dip in the river at almost any point. Looking forward to camping there next time!

hiking
1 month ago

We managed to go about 15 miles, water is super clear, plenty of good swimming stops along the way. There are a hang full of roots and rocks in the path, so watch your toes. bug level was very low. 7/8/2018

1 month ago

Water is clear and beautiful and the waterfalls are awesome!

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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!

hiking
4 months 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.

hiking
4 months 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.

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Easy and beautiful hike. My three year old daughter loved it. Would do it again!

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beautiful trail!! Lots of things to do! Only hiked about half! I'm going back soon to the the whole trail!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Loved it! High incline at the beginning of upper trestle falls at first, beautiful hike overall.

backpacking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

awsome hike doing the full trail in 3 weeks again

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Beautiful Spring hike through forest (if you start at West trailhead). Then after Cedar Creek campground, you walk along creek---more like rushing river this time of year. Great hiking spot!

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

great day hike.

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Beautiful hike! Well kept trails. Went on a hot day so only did half but the trees helped with shade. There were some steep spots but nothing long. Would not see this trail as particularly good for mountain biking. Falls great! Definitely on the list of repeats.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Beautiful falls!!

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nice, fairly easy hike along Brice Creek with rolling hills, nothing particularly difficult. Doesn't get a lot of use on weekdays, which is when I have been there. The creek is beautiful and has minor waterfalls. There is a place fairly close to Cedar Creek Campground where you can go down to the creek and scramble around on the rocks. I found bobcat tracks on the trail once.

hiking
Monday, March 28, 2016

This creek is beautiful! The water is so blue and the trees are amazing. It's not a super strenuous hike but it's still worth the trip. The nearby campground is my favorite in the area.

hiking
Monday, February 01, 2016

We started at the Cedar Creek Campground, which has a bathroom and free parking. Heading towards Trestle Creek Falls there are plenty of chances to check out interesting rock formations with the river rushing underneath.
In January 2016 there were plenty of trees down, along with a few small landslides. Nothing that will give a hiker any problem. Overall the trail was very well kept and afforded many excellent views. Echoing what others have said, connect with the Trestle Creek trail for the real treat - a chance to walk behind the falls.

mountain biking
Friday, March 27, 2015

For Mt bikes this is a tough, technical trail--especially the uphill. I recommend biking up the road and crossing over at one of the many bridges. The trip back to the car is still challenging, but fun.

hiking
Friday, November 21, 2014

Hiked this with a class in October 2012, was spectacular. Go all the way up to Trestle Creek Falls, worth the trip and view.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Great close by trail. Not difficult but you can set your pace to get a good workout if you like.
Nice well kept up trail along river with great offshoot up upper trestle Creek falls where you walk behind the falls.

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