Jeffrey Pine Loop to Little Falls Loop

EASY 44 reviews

Jeffrey Pine Loop to Little Falls Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Selma, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 433 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

rocky

Go 4 miles south of Selma,Oregon and take a right on Eight Dollar Road. Continue 1 mile to parking area and trail head marker on the left.

hiking
rocky
13 days ago

Great trail. Definitely a little sweat worthy. Great for the dogs!

hiking
1 month ago

I completed this trail November 6th, 2019. From approximately 1:30pm - 3:00pm. Did the full Jeffrey Pine Loop and completed Little Falls and back. November this year had a solid week or 2 of warm sunny days above 70°. I was worried about the trail being muddy like it was in my April 1st, 2017 experience, but due to the nice warm weather the trail was nice and dry. Was a beautiful hike in 70° weather! One of my favorite short/medium length, easier hikes.

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muddy
rocky
7 months ago

Did this hike on a beautiful sunny day with my little dog. The water was a beautiful green, lots of wildflowers. Easy to find the trailhead, the trail did get a little confusing at times because there were multiple paths that branch off of it with little to no signage. Pretty rocky, and narrow at times. The little falls were awesome! I would definitely do this hike again

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muddy
7 months ago

We hiked this one on April 18, 2019 a few days after some significant rainfall. Several parts of the trail were muddy, but, not excessively. Beautiful views of the Illinois River along the way and a variety of wildflowers starting to bloom. The "falls" are more of a rapids, at least with all the run-off. I also read on the signs near the trail head that Little Falls is a great place to watch the salmon run in October if you are in the area.

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty muddy trail but worth the hike. The falls were beautiful. the dogs loved it. Will go back in summer.

8 months ago

hard but fun

hiking
8 months ago

A little muddy but overall good trail. The falls are beautiful. I don’t think I would rate this hike as well if you don’t do the loop down to the river.

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muddy
rocky
9 months ago

perfect family trail!! cannot wait to come back in the summer

11 months ago

Muddy unless its summer but if you wear boots it's a great hike. Little bit of incline on the hike, but well worth the views.

Mon Nov 05 2018

First of all, Jeffrey Pine loop is only a little over a mile loop. 3.7 miles includes joining the Little Falls loop and walking it to the falls. Rocky, but very pretty. Beautiful wildflowers in the spring and nice colors in Fall. Would not advise this 3.7 mile stretch for small children. Parts of this trail are very narrow and require some careful planning. The actual 1 mile loop in the beginning is suitable for families with children.

hiking
Thu May 31 2018

Not the experience I was looking for... Out on the edge of this I came across a guy that was growing pot. As I got farther down the trail I heard several gunshots so I cut it short and got out of the area...

Sat May 19 2018

Great hike. Path a little confusing at times but worth it. Beautiful views of river and falls. Would wear hiking boots instead of sneakers next time.

hiking
Mon Apr 23 2018

I hiked this trail with my kids recently and in our opinion, it wasn't the most interesting trail in the area. We much prefer the Little Falls Loop and the Boardwalk Interpretive trail. If you want to see more of the boardwalk and the Jeffrey pine trails, here is a link to our YouTube video in which we document our hikes. :) https://youtu.be/lPJ7wtx5iG0

hiking
Tue Jan 30 2018

Great trail. Just a bit muddy in the winter months but very beautiful.

hiking
Sat Jan 13 2018

took my two year old. it was a fun hike but definitely not more than 2 miles.

hiking
Tue Aug 15 2017

I would recommend this hike in the Spring or early Summer. The water was pretty low when we went (August) and the falls were nearly non-existent. It was also hot and smokey from the forest fires, so that didn't really help with the experience. The trail is rocky and narrow at times, but still easily passable and not difficult. It's a pretty hike and I'll have another go later on. Maybe even in the winter.

Mon Mar 13 2017

Are Jeffery Pine Loop and Little Falls Trail combined in your mileage tabulation? I either lost Jeffery trail or they are combined. Confusing.

Wed Jul 20 2016

Rocky!! This was a great hike but I must say it was too rocky and the path too narrow or steep or overgrown at times. The trails could be more clearly marked too. (After reading the other posts, I need to make a correction...the trail to Little Falls is what I'm describing lol just wanted to be clear!) It was a great challenge for me and my two dogs. Might do it again with a walking stick and a buddy!

Sat Jul 16 2016

Many places to stop by the river.

running
Sun Jul 03 2016

Awesome hike with plenty of river spots along the way. Easy to drive to trailhead which is a plus.

hiking
Mon May 16 2016

Great trail

hiking
Sat Mar 14 2015

This little trail is way prettier than I thought it would be! I did half the loop and continued on to the Little Falls Trail. There are some good places to go and check out the river and swim if it is hot enough that day. The wild flowers were starting to bloom so I bet if you gave it a few weeks it would be an EVEN BETTER hike! JPL TRHD: N42° 13.905' W123° 39.623' River spot 1: N42° 13.853' W123° 39.746' River spot 2: N42° 13.925' W123° 39.987' River spot 3: N42° 14.325' W123° 40.644' Little Falls: N42° 14.366' W123° 40.795'

hiking
Tue Jun 17 2014

Had to give this small trail 5 stars in that after multiple surgeries on my knees and feet, I was able to hike and feel good here. The view is beautiful and a joy to hike. My son is also disabled and was able to walk this trail with ease.

hiking
Sun Apr 27 2014

We hiked this trail today and went on to Little Falls as well. We went one way with a shuttle at the end. It was a perfect day as all the wildflowers were blooming and overcast just enough to keep from getting too hot. We were with a group sponsored by the Siskyou Field Institute and led by William L. Sullivan, author of many Oregon hiking books. The purpose of the hike was botanical and to observe the wildflowers blooming but the hike itself was quite nice. The Loop Trail is quite easy but I would rate the leg to Little Falls moderate as there was a good elevation loss and gain back up from the falls.

hiking
Sat Mar 24 2012

This is a fairly easy trail that's been recently built. The trail starts from the parking area and descends down toward the river. Shortly after starting there's a trail to the right which is part of the loop but for now continue on the main trail as it slowly descends through grasslands and then forest and finally down to the river where it follows a parallel course to the river. You'll notice soon the trail sign that leads you back up on the loop or you can continue on the main trail until it meets an old dirt road. On the other side of this road is another trail which is the 1.4 mile connecting trail to the Little Falls Trail (described elsewhere).

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