National Creek Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Prospect, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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7 days ago

Awesome little hike to a beautiful waterfall. The road coming in had a lot of fallen trees but were cut out of the way and easy to get around.

7 days ago

The road has some trees down but was not blocked and they were easy to drive around. Nice short hike, a little steep on the way back up but pretty easy.

7 days ago

The road to this has trees down so we did not attempt it.

2 months ago

This was a beautiful waterfall and a very easy hike...we did it with my eight year old when we were all sick haha.

7 months ago

Awesome waterfall hike! Nicely graded switchbacks. (Please stay on trail, shortcutters are eroding the surrounding area!) Worth the drive off the highway for sure.

9 months ago

Beautiful waterfall hike! Did this back in June when the mosquitos were prolific though . Bring Deet! Highly recommend

9 months ago

Very cool spot and very kid friendly!! Bring bug spray

11 months ago

a little buggy. a quick side hike on the way to crater lake.

11 months ago

We did this trail yesterday. It was a hot, 90+ degree day, but the hike was short and the waterfall mist was extremely refreshing. You're going to want mosquito repellant. There was a literal cloud of hundreds of mosquitos that swamped us within seconds of getting out of the car.

Tue May 28 2019

We did this with 7 kids under 9 years old and it was great for them. Not too far and the mist from the falls was refreshing! Saw some deer around while having lunch.

Thu Dec 06 2018

Beautiful, peaceful

Sat Aug 18 2018

I hike National Creek Falls several times a year, it's absolutely gorgeous. A few times early in the season you can't make it to the falls because of a lot of fallen trees along the road. The trail starts above the falls and you hike down to the base of the falls. When you arrive at the base of the falls step down around the point at the bottom and you can see the rest of the falls which are obscured by a Ledge. You can cross the creek at the base of the falls and play in the water. Four years ago a lady fell and broke her leg so be careful. It is a easy hike.

Sun Aug 12 2018

Beautiful and short hike

Fri Jul 06 2018

Beautiful! I even collected a few stones from the base of the falls. Refreshing and rewarding.

Wed Jun 20 2018

Awesome little trail. Great for kids. beautiful waterfall with lots more to enjoy.

Sun Jun 17 2018

This was a great hike for any time of the day. Gorgeous falls and love the access for all views.

Tue May 01 2018

Sadly we attempted this one today but the road is packed with a few feet of snow so we didn’t have access. We will be back though in a month to see if the snow has melted enough.

Mon Jan 15 2018

Fun and short hike. Best in the summer time! So you can play in the falls

Thu Nov 23 2017

Absolutely beautiful

Mon Oct 30 2017

Love this hike. Good place to take dogs. Fabulous photos.

Wed Jul 12 2017

Nice and refreshing! Short hike with misting waterfall was just a short drive off the main highway.

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Fri Jun 30 2017

We were alone mid June, granted it snowed heavily. The trail is good for all skill levels, as described. Getting down to the base travels right next to the waterfall: an amazing feeling. A lot of mist close up although some logs downstream allow different access points for great photos. Very uniquely wide waterfall.

Tue Feb 21 2017


Sun Dec 18 2016

Well-maintained trail and relatively easy to get right down to the Falls.

Fri Jul 29 2016

Nice, remote waterfalls. When I went there was no one around maybe because it isn't that easy to find and it is out of the beaten path. There is parking for about 5 cars or so. The trail is not perfect and you will need to go around/over a couple obstacles. There is a tiny space at the bottom. more than 2-3 people would be a crowd but the water is at ankle level.

Wed Jul 27 2016


Sun Oct 11 2015

It was a beatiful place to visit. Great for a quick stopover. Not much of a hike, though.

Mon Oct 06 2014

Enjoyed the short walk with my 7 year old. Beautiful falls. There is a perfect spot to view / have lunch off trail at top of falls.

Fri Jan 24 2014

Not to difficult of a trail nice waterfall at the end.

Sat Nov 30 2013

Short beautiful hike, we went on thanksgiving day, cold partly frozen ground. Waterfall is lovely though. Worth the 20 minute hike on the way out of crater lake.

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