Drift Creek Falls Trail

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Drift Creek Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cutler City, 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
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Flanked by ferns, alder trees and vine maple, Drift Creek Trail winds through the rain-drenched Siuslaw National Forest. The highlight of the trail is a 240-foot long cable suspension bridge. Anchored by cables and ties that are cemented into opposing bluffs, the bridge holds over a hundred fifty thousand pounds. While the bridge does offer a bit of a bounce, the thirty-inch wide tread is perfectly safe and the bird’s-eye view will leave you spellbound. As does Drift Creek Falls, a 65-foot freefall, whopper of a waterfall that’s located immediately below you. $5 fee to park.

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10 days ago

Incredible views. Pretty easy hike, but quite muddy. The suspension bridge and waterfall are incredible!

hiking
11 days ago

Nice easy hike to amazing suspension bridge and waterfall. Well worth visiting!

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20 days ago

The long windy and very narrow road made for a bit of a scary drive in. The hike was great. Trails were well maintained. It took about 30 min to hike to the bridge/ falls. I won't come back only cause the drive in sucked but loved the hike.

hiking
20 days ago

its a great place to hike, to relax by the falls, I love the BRIDGE :) great road to get there. don't forget to pay the parking only $5 and enjoy your life!

21 days ago

22 days ago

Great trail and great waterfall!

hiking
28 days ago

Easy hike with a wonderful suspension bridge at the end giving you a great view of the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike to do on the way to the coast, suspension bridge is the definite highlight. Just unfortunate it's soo busy. Likely won't ever do on a weekend again.

hiking
1 month ago

Not much to see until the suspension bridge and the Drift Creek Falls. Very easy trail to navigate. Also this trail gets heavy use, so if you're looking for solitude, this isn't the place to go. The view of the falls from the suspension bridge is spectacular.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, some spots had puddles that crossed the entire trail so make sure to wear shoes you are ok getting muddy.

hiking
1 month ago