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Spirit Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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.

Length 0.6 mi Elevation gain 134 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Paved

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Over grown

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Reviews (162)
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Recordings (73)
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Brian Williams
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Found this hike by accident and I'm glad I did. Trail was dry, well maintained, and easy to hike. Love the picnic table at the falls, great place to take off the hiking boots and soak your feet. Love how we were able to hike to the base of the falls and look up. Lots of great photo opportunities here.

Helen Bressler
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HikingGreat!

I am 60# overweight and 64 y.o. and I was able to do this trail without walking sticks (although I would have used them if I had them). It's very close to Moon Falls which is an easier trail. I would rate it equal in beauty to Moon Falls-they both spread out as they fall. Just a couple of spots of mud on the trail but easy to avoid. Picnic table was dry. There's a large log at the base that many people and dogs have been on that looked like fun.

Amy Luebbe
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Hiking

Easy, short hike. Small amounts of mud. Very easy to get down to the water. If you take 58, lots of gravel road. Coming down I-5 to Row River was mostly paved, small amount of gravel road.

Ashley Johnson
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HikingMuddy

Its a quick little hike for a great pay off. Steep in some places but just take your time down. We went in the rain so it was muddy. Beautiful Fall.

Eden Campbell
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Hiking

If you go around 10-11 before noon it won’t be as busy!

Mary B.
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Fairly easy hike. Little muddy, but not bad. Beautiful pay off at the end. Falls are spectacular.

Cady Wills
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HikingMuddy

Great trail - short and steep! Very muddy, but definitely well-trafficked. Road going up was smooth with just a few potholes. Drove in from cottage grove and didn’t run into any problems will trees blocking the roads. Definitely a popular spot and really great access to a waterfall!

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Allison McGuffie
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HikingMuddy
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Erik Siefken
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HikingMuddy

As of 4/8/20 the roads to get to the trails have been cleared, but you have to take specific roads to get to the actual trailheads. We drove around for hours trying to find a way there, so let me save you some time.. Assuming you are coming from Hwy 58 (I guess it depends on which direction you are driving from), there are several forest service roads you can take that will supposedly get you to the trailheads. Right now there was only one path that was not blocked off by fallen trees. Off of Hwy 58, you need to take Forest Service Road 5840 for about 5 miles, this turns into Laying Creek rd for half a mile, then you continue on Forest Service rd 17 for about the remainder of the drive. You can get to Spirit Falls, Moon Falls, and Pinard Falls all from this area. The roads have been cleared of fallen trees and there is almost no snow anywhere, it is however, very muddy.. The falls were awesome and are very full. Good luck, be safe, and keep 6 feet apart!

Brandi King
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Closed

right now the trail is closed due to covid19, but i went anyway. The trail is extremely muddy and wet, but the waterfall is full and beautiful

Kallie Rivers
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HikingMuddy

Wear boots and or have poles, it’s mostly downhill and incredibly muddy right now. But the view at the end is absolutely incredible!

Trevor Delaplain
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Hiking

Trail is very muddy so be prepared. As far as the waterfall goes I’d say this is one of Oregon’s gems. Not very well known but it is a beauty

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Amanda Zermeno
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HikingMuddy

Great trail. Very muddy and slippery right now. Wear boots! It’s a beautiful waterfall!

Shea Selby
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HikingSnow

A short but lovely trail down to a great falls. Wow, truly breathtaking! It is snowy right now so I had to park down the hill (no snow chains) but it wasn't far. I attempted to walk to Moon falls after - got there on foot (3mile hike) but the trail was not navigable clearly so I turned around. This is a great hike. When I arrive, there were kids and families. Was easy and beginner friendly.

Nicole Baird
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HikingMuddy
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Paige Ziegler
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Hiking

This trail and falls was truly beautiful. Would definitely recommend seeing Pinard and Moon Falls while in the area. Easy hike for dogs, kids, etc and wasn’t very busy.

Heather .
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Crystal R.
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Hiking

Great trail! We hiked Moon and Pinard Falls today also. Kiddos enjoyed all the trails and each waterfall is very different. Looking forward to going again when the water is flowing more.

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Ynot Hunter
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Hiking

Short, but has a nice waterfall, excellent trail for people with limited capacity.

Rebecca Lane
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Great little hike to a sweet waterfall! Easy to hike to the bottom and play around in the creek. Trail is not marked and we almost missed it.

Colleen Rouse
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Hiking

Great trail but not wheelchair accessible all the way maybe only parts.

Joel Bazzle
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Hiking

All Three of these waterfalls are within a couple miles of each other, and they're all a treasure. This trailhead is unmarked on the right side of the road a couple hundred feet before a fork in the road with a sign directing you to the other two.

Tessa N
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HikingOff trail
Lacey Cox
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Hiking

Beautiful! Nice little hike to an enchanting waterfall. Trailhead is unmarked, but is on the right side of the road about a 1/4 mile past the bathroom and parking lot. Roads are clear from the south on Layng Creek Rd and also from the North on forest road 5840. The other forest roads from 58 are impassable at this time.

Kaylyn Denney
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Hiking

The trail is open. Awesome little hike to a great waterfall

Jeff Gifford
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Hiking

Is it open yet??

Joe Gary
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Hiking

awesome defintely go

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Kylie Christenson
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Hiking

Beautiful hike, short and sweet with a gorgeous waterfall. The road is closed about a mile out due to felled trees but we decided to hike from the closure and it wasn’t too bad.

Jessica Webber
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HikingClosedPrivate property

Signs posted stating no public access to the falls. Hike in at your own risk. We decided to respect the property owner’s wishes and didn’t hike in.

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