Fall Creek Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Westfir, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.9 miElevation gain1,587 ftRoute typeOut & back
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FIRE CLOSURE: From Sep 25, 2020 - May 15, 2021 there are closures in this park or area due to wildfire. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/mthood/alerts-notices

Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842

Directions from Selma: Travel northwest on Forest Service Road 4103 or Forest Service Road 4701 (Eight DollarRoad) to Forest Service Road 142. Take 142 to the trailhead.

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Leigh Williams
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HikingBlowdownBridge outMuddyScrambleWashed out

This was a great trail, and could become a great trail again, but today it was pretty messy—lotsa blow downs, mud, and scrambling around, over and under trees. There was one bridge completely out, and another that required some alpine skills to negotiatie the slippery decking that lay at a 45 degree angle. We actually travelled about one mile down the trail before turning around. You might wait til you hear the forest service has done some trail maintenance before trying this one. Don’t consider attempting it without poles, and be willing to crawl through the mud if required.

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Jesse Ferreira
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Hiking

I’m not sure if the map of this trail needs to be edited, or at least re-designated, but as of today (08/06/2018), this trail describes a simple gravel road. I took pictures to show that the directions lead to a somewhat larger than average turnout at the head of this road. There is no trailhead marker, nor any designated signs along the road. The gravel is a little coarse, so it is possible to hike, but not very comfortable. It is also a steady incline most of the way up until you turn around and head back—and the turn-around point is little more than an odd fork in the road. It is plenty shaded, and it might be somewhat scenic if you come earlier in the season; but most of the wildflowers were past bloom when I went, and there wasn’t much else to look at. The road does seem to follow alongside the creek most of the way, but there’s only one point of easy, direct access, and that point is very early in the trail, at what might be called a campsite only very generously.

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Matthew Bauer
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The trail is the forest road I assume? Unless we missed it somewhere. Also the falls we found were way below the road, decent sized but not sure if they were the right thing. Beautiful forest, wish there was a dirt trail!

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Brandie Maryanski
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Great trail. I would recommend back packing and walking out next day. Or parking another car at the end. If it's summer bring you suit

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Jenn Truax
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It was quite fun to do towards the end of winter but extremely muddy and slippery which made it that much more challenging.

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Shelley Nelson
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Beautiful trail that follows alongside Fall Creek. Trail head right before Dolly Varden campground. Parts of it very muddy.