Pheasant Creek Falls and Niagara Falls Trail

EASY 86 reviews
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Pheasant Creek Falls and Niagara Falls Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Beaver, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.3 miles
465 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

Directions from Beaver: Travel east on County Road 858 for 11.8 miles to Forest Route 8533. Follow 8533 south for 4.3 miles to its junction with 8533-131. At the junction, turn right and travel 0.7 mile to the trailhead.

16 days ago

couldn't even get to it the directions takes you to bfe no where near the spot just turned around was bs

1 month ago

beautiful and not very busy!

1 month ago

Wonderful hike on a beautiful day. The Nestucca River Road is scheduled to be closed upstream from the 8533 turn-off on 4 June 2018. Access from the east side will not be possible for some time. Check ahead before starting up from Carlton.

1 month ago

Loved this hike. It was beautiful and peaceful and the trail was very nice. I rated it 4 stars though because this trail is categorized as easy, and while it was easy for me my older mother in law had a lot of trouble on it and it was hard for her. When I take her, our easy trails are nice strolls through nature, this had a lot of inclined walking. So just a warning for those with injuries or difficulties it's a lot of uphill and downhill walking.

3 months ago

So many bears

5 months ago

One of my favorite go-to hikes. Easy enough but very gratifying and exceptionally beautiful. Plan to spend some time driving on a forest service road to get there.

5 months ago

Love this! Easy to get down, at this time of year can be slippery though. Gorgeous falls and picnic table to enjoy lunch with a great view! Be prepared for a nice incline all the way back up!

6 months ago

Very beautiful hike! Slippery but a lot of water in the winter. I love waterfalls!

6 months ago

The trail was quiet and beautiful. Because it’s winter most trees are dead but there’s still so much green. The trail is fairly slippery because of the mud, and is difficult on the way down because of the steepness. But the hike is quick and beautiful and the waterfalls are AMAZING. A bit of a workout on the way up, not too bad. The drive does have a lot of pot holes, but to me, worth it.

6 months ago

Amazing hike and waterfalls! Easy to get to and well maintained trail.

7 months ago

Getting to trailhead requires several miles of driving on one-lane gravel road 10-20 mph with a number of deep potholes. Sedan and van drivers might be less comfortable along the way when compared to high-profile SUVs. Visible “Niagara Falls trail” signs mark route from US101 to parking area.

350-foot of elevation drop on the 1-mile trail to the two falls and rise on the return hike may be challenging for anyone not in good physical shape. Anyone with fear of heights or small children may want to avoid this trail as steep drop-offs along parts of the trail exist. The trail itself is laid out and maintained well.

The two waterfalls are beautiful and won’t disappoint. Very quiet and secluded.

8 months ago

It was a perfect fall day! I would rate this more moderate than easy. on the way down was a bit slippery because of the wet leaves on the ground. and on the way up, there's quit a bit of elevation! pretty short hike, 1 mile each way, almost anybody can do it. It was really nice and enjoyable. Two very beautiful falls! Getting there was a bit of bumpy ride, very narrow winding road, not very long but takes forever coz you can't drive fast (20 MPH at best). Be extra careful if you're driving a sedan!

9 months ago

Gorgeous hike. Felt like you were truly in the middle of nowhere.

10 months ago

A very beautiful hike! The last road towards the parking area is a single lane road, so be cautious, go slowly, and be alert for incoming traffic!

11 months ago

It's 5 miles in from the road. Very easy to find just follow the signs. It's a single lane gravel well maintained road all the way. Passing cars will. It be easy.

Motor homes **
We managed to trek in with our 31 ft class C. Again.. narrow single lane gravel road. Be cautious.
We had to park at the turn off for the trail head because the road seemed to not be well trimmed after that. It was only .6 m hike from our parking spot to the trail head.

We hiked with 5 kids, and they all did great.
I will say that it is all down hill going in and a lot of up hill going back. So be prepared. We didn't meet a single person out there so it was definitely secluded. Very pretty. 2 waterfalls at the end

11 months ago

Nice short hike, perfect for first timers or anyone just looking for a short outing. Respect the area, there are signs posted, there is no camping allowed. Directions from Salem were correct from the app. If you use google maps you'll want to TURN LEFT up a little side road when google tells you "you've arrived" it's easy to keep going and miss the turn off.

11 months ago

Great secluded hike! It's off the beaten path, so there's nobody around. I camped at the base of the falls on a Friday night w/ my dog, hung out 1/2 a day and hiked back out, and never saw anyone. The only downside is the long trip to get there, but you're rewarded with 2 waterfalls. This is a good alternative hike if you're looking to avoid crowds at the easier-access trailheads.

11 months ago

Followed the map directions and all we got were gates up the Coast Creek Road route!!…

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Water levels are low would like to see a little earlier in the year next time, not sure I want to be on the trail if it's muddy. The road in could use a lot of improving.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Great hike with 2 nice waterfalls at the end. My kids were able to do this (youngest is 3). We swam in the pools at the bottom of the last waterfall.
The road to get there is 1 lane, gravel and lots of potholes. Its about 5 miles of that. I wouldn't recommend if you have a little car.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beautiful trail with two falls at the end.

Monday, July 10, 2017

It's a lovely trail and the two waterfalls are pretty -- not huge and impressive, but really nice. I'm not sure they were worth the drive in. Single lane road, with nearly a mile that is too narrow for two cars so better hope you don't run into someone coming in or out. We did but fortunately they were on 4-wheelers and managed to squeeze past us. Also watch for huge potholes in both FS roads.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Great hike for a hot day.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This is a great day hike and the pools at the end are Fabulous. The drive was a bit nerve racking. You have to watch out for the signs they a hidden. A lovely place the have lunch. Keep in minds you have to pack it in.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Long rough road to trail head. Awesome hike! Easy in but rough out lol 2 for one waterfall!

Monday, May 01, 2017

great hike and beautiful! 2 waterfalls in1 hike. there is picnic table at the bottom where you can have lunch!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Short Hike - but very pretty and the falls were gorgeous! The road out to the falls is a bit of a mess and in the middle of nowhere! I would say that if you are near the area, it's well worth the stop, but I'm not sure I would go out of my way to get there - if the hike was a bit longer perhaps.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Long rough road to trailhead, but falls are beautiful

Sunday, March 26, 2017

loved it! just wish it was a little longer❤

Monday, February 13, 2017

Very long road but the waterfalls were amazing!

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