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.

1 day ago

Have done this multiple times,

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9 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

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1 month ago

We loved this hike. It was part of a road trip for the day. Started off with breakfast at home...road trip to Drift Creek Falls for a nice walk through the sunlit shaded trees...to be met by a beautifully constructed suspension bridge where we enjoyed a lunch we packed...then a little further to climb the rocks and take in the full view of the water fall...headed out through Lincoln City and caught dinner in Newport before heading home. A great way to spend the day with the family!

Do have bug dope (in case you need it), Do bring a lunch and treat yourself to a great view (remember to pack out what you pack in), and Do add this hike to your list.

Enjoy......we did.

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1 month ago

We have taken up hiking in Utah this year and have loved it! (We are beginners, so we stick with the easy hikes.) While on vacation here in Oregon we looked up hikes and found this one. We LOVED it! So beautiful, so green, and so much fun! The suspension bridge was pretty cool and so was the waterfall. I love my Utah hikes, but I loved this green shady hike! Oregon is pretty awesome! (Glad we read the advice first, we used our bug spray, and we knew to stick to the right when the trail forked... thank you!) ☺