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

bugs

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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5 minutes ago

Gorgeous young forest full of ferns and delicate understory plants. A high trail that slopes gently and gives light-filled forest views from midday on. Trail is wide, well maintained, and has few roots. Suspension bridge is beautiful and a bit of a thrill to cross. Go all the way to the bottom for best falls view, and view of bridge high above. Worth it.

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5 days ago

Have done this multiple times,

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13 days ago

Great hike. Very clean trail with many places to rest if needed.

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1 month ago

Great hike, our 5 and 7 year olds loved it, as did we!

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1 month ago

great, short family hike. go on a weekday if u can, very busy. The bridge is amazing