Drift Creek Falls Trail

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Drift Creek Falls Trail is a 2.7 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.

2.7 miles 482 feet 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.

8 minutes ago

This trail is great for any age and all dogs. Beautiful, easy and friendly people with a BEAUTIFUL waterfall at the end.

2 hours ago

Very cool waterfall. You walk on the bridge at the side, but you can climb over some rocks and stand on the big one at the base of the falls. Just be careful because it's slippery down there!! Easy hike, very muddy but kid and dog friendly. The bridge is really cool on its own too.

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful hike. Waterfall was amazing. Take the north loop on the way back for little steeper grade. So gorgeous

Easy & stunning hike. Pretty muddy this time of year as expected (March) so I would recommend wearing waterproof boots.

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike, busy on weekends. Parking lot fills up fast. Remember to bring cash for park fee.

hiking
28 days ago

29 days ago

Did this hike on a rainy Sunday but you are under the tree canopy for most of the hike. The falls and the bridge at the end are very worth it. Bring 2nd pair of shoes for the car and a towel to dry off. Great hike.

1 month ago

Great little easy hike. Beautiful mossy trees and great scenery everywhere. The bridge over the falls is awesome!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike...very moderate... ran down to falls

hiking
1 month ago

Muddy but the falls were very full, fun hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great hike for a rainy day. My 17-year-old daughter and I made this a fun day. the walk down is beautiful. and the return trip is a bit taxing but overall a great hike.

walking
1 month ago

This was NOT a easy hike at all.
Nor is the trail maintained either.
There are broken trees you must climb over and under that have falling into the trail.
Lots of steep inclines.
The walk in was intense and the walk out was worse.
2 hours in and 2 1/2 hours out.
The waterfall was nice but the hike its self was intense.
This is NOT for beginners

1 month ago

Sweet bridge. Nice waterfall. Way too many selfie-takers.

1 month ago

Entirely freaked out by heights, still managed to survive. Such a stunning view.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The bridge is worth going, the bonus is the waterfall! What a great atmosphere!! I went with my three kids 9/2016.

2 months ago