Lower Soda Creek Falls Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and camping and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Short easy hike to Lower Soda Falls. This state park has a lot to do with camping at Cascadia campground, swimming in the Santiam River and a short hike to the long thin Lower Soda Creek Falls. Look for a small trailhead sign and a bench as you drive into the main day-use parking area. This is the take-off point for a 3/4-mile trail that leads to the 150-foot Soda Creek waterfall. The dirt trail is moderately steep. Look for several varieties of ferns, wildflowers, big Douglas-fir, cedar, and maple trees.
It was muddy... but I knew it would be! It was beautiful and lots of water coming over them falls!!
Very, very wet! But all around great trail!
Both dogs were able to walk side by side in front of me, which was great.
Falls at the end were definitely worth the hike.
Beautiful hike n great workout. Last half of the hike is uphill, well worth it.
Quite an uphill hike but a lovely falls at the end! Very slippery too!
It was ok. Wish I had gone not in August and hopefully more run off would've had the fall bigger. It was cool going down to the river after the hike though!