Shellburg and Stassel Falls Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mehama, 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.
dogs on leash
Easy hike to two waterfalls in the Santiam Foothills. At Shellburg Falls you can walk behind the waterfall. The Shellburg Falls Recreation Area is located near Lyons, Oregon in the Santiam State Forest and is managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry. It offers a peaceful, secluded recreational experience. Whether you enjoy camping, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian riding, or simply exploring nature, you'll find many things to do and see. It is an easy trail that winds its way through giant Douglas-fir and Hemlock trees and under the Shellburg Falls. There is also a small campground nearby, facilities include picnic tables, fire rings with barbecue grills and restroom facilities. Currently there are four campsites available which are first come first serve. For visitors wanting to escape the crowds and enjoy a quiet camping trip this is an excellent location.
What a great hike. Very peaceful. Definitely will do this one again, worth it !!
We did the Shellburg Falls hike and didn't have time to find Stassel Falls. It's a lot quicker if you choose not to do the loop.
Great hike. The trail was clear and in great shape. The loop is about 7.4 miles round trip.
Easy hike. Not 6 miles. Stassel falls is just off to the side before you turn up a hill. It looks kind of like trail and it is. There's service so you can use this app to help you locate it if needed. You can do the whole loop but it's not necessary. Kid and dog friendly. Muddy to stassel!!
Perfect quick hike!!
As usual this trail never fails. Each season brings new joy :)