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National Creek Falls Trail

EASY 42 reviews

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

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


23 days ago

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

1 month 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.

1 month ago

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.

7 months ago

Beautiful, peaceful

11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Beautiful and short hike

Friday, July 06, 2018

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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

Tuesday, 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.

Monday, January 15, 2018

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

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Absolutely beautiful

Monday, October 30, 2017

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

nature trips
Friday, June 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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Sunday, December 18, 2016

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

Friday, July 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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Sunday, October 11, 2015

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

Monday, October 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.

Friday, January 24, 2014

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

Saturday, November 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.

Monday, April 15, 2013

I am not sure why this says it is in Tiller, Oregon. The location is about 70 miles away by road. It is located about 11 miles north of Union Creek. This is a short trail that has switch backs and is downhill to National Creek Falls. I enjoy this waterfall so much, I have been 3 times. There was one time that I went that the mosquitos were swarming like crazy so I took 2 pictures then headed back up the trail. Since the way in is downhill, the way back is all uphill.

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