Lower Soda Creek Falls Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

waterfall

muddy

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.

10 days ago

The kids completely fell in love with this one, their faces on getting to stand under the fall was an amazing memory! add that to the short distance and a nice dip in the river when finished it's completely worth it and so nice. we have done it a few times and each time it's been a little busier than the last. it can be muddy in the spring but a great little hike close to home. If you adventure around the river, you can spot a few more tiny falls.

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22 days ago

Beautiful little woodland trail , easy lots of ferns, moss and old grown. Falls are minimal size.

1 month ago

Beautiful falls and well worth the hike but be warned this is not an easy trail. Trail is very steep and narrow in places. You have to step aside if you meet anyone on the way. To get to any decent view of the falls you have to climb over a good size rock pile. I gave it a 4 because the falls were so beautiful. If you are older or not in the best of shape plan on many breaks.

2 months ago

I've completed this a few times now, it's a short hike that is very easy to get to (driving and trailhead wise.) Steady uphill trail all the way to the falls. Still mud in May but that's expected everywhere. My biggest complaint is the bug factor because of the mud areas. For those who might not know/first time, stay to the right whenever it seems to fork off on the way to the falls. I love that the creek runs next to the trail the entire way.

If you decide to venture to the bottom of the falls it is steep and can be slick with mud. My two big dogs had no problem with the entire trail, and loved getting in the water at the falls!

2 months ago

Great short hike. Would have loved to have the dogs along. It was a little muddy however.

3 months ago

The falls are so beautiful! I was the only human in sight on a Wednesday morning.
Getting close to the falls really makes you feel the energy of the water and reflect on the lessons a river can teach us.

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3 months ago

Great short hike. The trail was pretty muddy so have hiking boots or possibly rubber boots.

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3 months ago

Very beautiful falls, and so easy to get to! It was very muddy and slippery when we did it, so a walking stick is advisable. You can catch it by campsite #18, or on the left as you approach the big day use area.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

An easy hike with some incline. That creek though! So beautiful. And the waterfall at the end was amazing. We spent some time right at the base of the falls. There's a couple big flat rocks perfect for sitting or laying and enjoying the nature around you. We went on Memorial Day and only saw a couple other people. Peaceful! And there was one spot that was pretty muddy. Our dog did great on this trail too.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Very beautiful, nobody was there which made for a peaceful experience!

Monday, March 06, 2017

It was muddy... but I knew it would be! It was beautiful and lots of water coming over them falls!!

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

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.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Beautiful hike n great workout. Last half of the hike is uphill, well worth it.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Quite an uphill hike but a lovely falls at the end! Very slippery too!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

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!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

recorded Steep, but fairly empty.

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