Grotto Falls Trail

EASY 23 reviews
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Grotto Falls Trail is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glide, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

waterfall

muddy

Walk behind this 100 foot waterfall in the Little River area of the Upper Umpqua River area. The glistening waters of this attractive waterfall invite visitors to experience a closer view. Water plunges 100 feet over a cliff with the trail passing behind the falls into a natural cavern. This trail is developed for hiker use only.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Long gravel road drive, worth it.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great waterfall especially with little kids -but really short hike even with kids and very very long drive

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike on a well groomed trail. The waterfall is beautiful and it's an incredible experience to be able to walk behind and into it.
No signs from the main paved road, the gravel road is long and there is a sign for the falls about 2 miles from it.

hiking
2 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Been here several times different times of the year, one of my favorite falls just hiked it again April 1st with my man and lil man it was perfect, more water flow this time of year, easy hike!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a gorgeous waterfall to see in the spring! However, the 6 miles off Little river road to the trail are a complete pain. It's a gravel road that switchbacks into the mountains with a lot of unavoidable potholes, it took about 20 or so minutes to drive it. The hike is short but if you have a lot of patience and time for driving the falls are worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Grotto Falls is not worth the time it takes to get there. There are so many more accessible hikes along the North Umpqua River that lead to equally impressive waterfalls. This "hike" is 16 miles in on the Little River Rd, and then an additional 6 miles of logging roads for a 0.3 mile walk. Stay on 138 and stick to the trails there. They are all mostly around 0.5 miles, but at least you can easily hike a bunch of them since they are all in close proximity to one another.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Absolutely loved it the hike was great and the waterfalls were beautiful. Definitely one to check out and if you keep hiking up behind grotto falls there is plenty more to see

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Beautiful location. Once you come to the first waterfall...keep going there are two more up river. Absolutley worth the effort!! enjoy!!

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Great views!

hiking
Sunday, November 15, 2015

It can be a lot further than the 0.6 out and back... If you climb up behind the waterfall you can continue to hike and climb. A bit wet and slippery but fun. Several more waterfalls behind it.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

A very short and easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. Should be no problem for kids as we saw several on the trail. We went in late August and I am sure there is a lot more water flowing over the falls earlier in the year. Beautiful nonetheless. We attempted the scramble up to the upper falls but chickened out as we should have had better hiking shoes. Steep and a bit unmarked. Next time we will be prepared for the higher falls. I tried to get a good photo of the grotto (cave) under the waterfall. See my track.