Moon Falls Trail

EASY 41 reviews
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Moon Falls Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

waterfall

muddy

Directions from Cottage Grove: From Cottage Grove Ranger Station, 29 miles. Take Row River Road #2400 east 17 miles to Road #17. Turn left (northeast) on Layng Creek Road 17 and continue for 8.8 miles to Road #1790. Continue to right on Road #1790 and travel for 0.25 miles to Road #l702. Turn left on 1702 and travel for 2.8 miles to Road #1702-728. Turn right on Road #1702-728 and continue for 0.3 miles, turning left on spur Road #1702-203 and continue to the end. The Moonfalls Trail begins at the water bar and continues to follow this spur road to the end. The trailhead is undeveloped with no water and parking available for 2 vehicles.

29 days ago

easy hike. not much for waterfalls in the late summer. Will be coming back when the rain has had a chance to fill the waters back up again.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Part of a series of 3 closely spaced waterfall trail heads. Not the easiest to get to but 3 unique and different waterfalls that we had to ourselves on a fall weekday made it worth the effort. Trails are very well maintained and even with a dry summer all had decent flow. Dense canopy makes for a nice hike in hot weather. Not strenuous but steep for short periods in places.

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3 months ago

Moon Falls is a nice, easy hike. It's not as pretty as the other falls around it and it's more difficult to get to the actual waterfall here but that makes it fun to climb it. Lovely drive through the forest and not heavily trafficked. I will be returning! My dog loves it to!

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4 months ago

A gorgeous waterfall crowning the trail, worth hiking! Tallest of the three in the area, though not well visible from afar. For this reason, Spirit falls look better to me.

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5 months ago

Good, easy hike. Beautiful falls! Beware of the mosquitos along the trail though. They were pretty bad!

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6 months ago

This was a fun, easy, & beautiful hike! It was a bit muddy the day we went (5/17) but doable! The waterfall is breathtaking with so much to take in! Definitely recommended.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

...of the three in this area this was my favorite. The walk is the easiest and the falls.....wow! Pictures really can't do the one justice.

6 months ago

Maybe it was the break from rain, but this was a beautiful hike! Easy for my 4 year old-