Shellburg and Stassel Falls Trail

EASY 212 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1250 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

muddy

snow

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.

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12 days ago

One of my favorite hikes. Loved it so much I went 3 times in a month. Gorgeous waterfalls & peaceful wooded trails.

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22 days ago

This hike is easy and beautiful. I have done this hike multiple times; once in the snow. It's also a great hike if you have dogs.

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26 days ago

The hike (or walk) up to the falls is pleasant. There are free range cattle and you go over several cattle guards on your way up the gravel road. Lots of beautiful wildflowers! The loop was ok, but not spectacular. There are one or two spots with incredible views but the rest was meh. The mud I read about had dried up. Be sure to wear good shoes, lots of gravel and rocks!

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30 days ago

Too crowded! Parking lot is always full & road parking is dangerous. I'd recommend a different trail, just too many people.

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1 month ago

This hike was a huge disappointment. First of all, the first 1 1/2 miles was just walking up a rock covered dirt road. Then you get to the 1st waterfall, which is very pretty. Just be careful walking the trail up to it, especially if you have children with you. There is quite a bit of poison oak growing on both sides of the path. Then the trail that leads to the second falls is a little over grown and has poison oak growing all over the trail. I couldn't even make it 10 mins down the trail, since I had on shorts and didnt want to end up with a nasty rash. I had to turn around and go back. I did not enjoy this hike, very boring just walking down a dirt road and a very good chance to get poison oak as well.

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1 month ago

I love this hike it was my second ti me yesterday, took really long to get to the waterfall cause I took my 2 yr old & everything moves at her pace lol. but it was worth it.

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1 month ago

Great hike with the kids; well marked and maintained trails!

1 month ago

Just did a 6 mile hike this morning. Love this local hike! If you get a map you can map long and short hikes. Trails are well taken care of. One of my favs.