McDowell Creek Falls Trail

EASY 187 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.

19 days ago

great hike for the family, excessive dog poop. Lazy dog owners suck

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1 month ago

Great falls, two of them! and plenty of picnic tables for lunch

1 month ago

Easy hike. Nice waterfall.

I need to go back. We went in a low rainfall year the second fall wasn't even flowing. Pretty though, the stairs are a different touch.

nature trips
1 month ago

Beautiful area. Difficulty can increase with weather (slippery when wet) or during/after a wet winter or spring, due to trail damage, fallen trees etc. We've lost some bridges to the rain at times, so some loop hikes may turn into extremely short out and backs. :-)

1 month ago

Very beautiful park. Lovely trails and waterfalls!!!

hiking
1 month ago

This Trail is an absolute favorite of my daughter and mine. We have been here a few times to play in the water and have an amazing hike. You never know what's going to happen or what you will see, the beauty and wild life is absolutely breathtaking. Always a fun drive out there and a wonderful time hiking.

hiking
1 month ago

I try to do this hike once a week, because the waterfalls are gorgeous. Great place for picnics, walking the dog and just getting out in nature.

1 month ago

Really great place to take the kids and dog. I like that there are so many areas just off the trail to get your feet wet or have a picnic. Also a few different trail options.

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months 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
2 months ago

walking
2 months 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
2 months ago

hiking
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