McDowell Creek Falls Trail

EASY 179 reviews

McDowell Creek Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
308 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

rocky

Easy hike along McDowell Creek with lower and upper views of Royal Terrace Falls and Majestic Falls. Visitors to the crystal clear water of McDowell Creek will be rewarded with the beautiful vistas of Royal Terrace and Majestic Falls from the bridges and viewing decks along the hiking trails of this lush green park. The McDowell Creek Falls offer exceptional scenery with places to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch. Some fishing and wading is available in the pools below the falls. The trail itself is easy, and great for families.

beautiful, we did it the hardest way up hill 80% of the way. forks we're not clearly marked

6 days ago

Beautiful and lush. Quiet and very few people. Easy when you don't want a trail to kick your butt.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Did this loop in April 2017, on a non-rainy day, excellent hike, the 8 year old made it the whole way!!

love this simple loop, it has a nice short climb and such beautiful falls. very pleasant.

16 days ago

This is a quick and relatively short hike with very little elevation gain. Heading up the stairs first thing is what I've always done. Quick hard workout (for about 10 minutes) but really works out your quads. Then a lot of downhill to a gorgeous waterfall area. Good times...

hiking
20 days ago

walking
20 days ago

Very pretty, it's a good, fast and easy hike. Dog friendly! A lot of plant nature to look at and the waterfalls are beautiful! It is not hard at all, if you are looking for something easy this is perfect for you!

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail for kids. The falls are beautiful.

hiking
30 days ago

1 month ago

Great, family friendly short loop:)! pretty falls and great for the kids:)!

nature trips
1 month ago

it's a awesome fun trail for my family & I

1 month ago

hiking
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1 month ago

Easy hike and several great waterfalls. Most have great views, but the trails could probably use some better views.

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