Spirit Falls Trail

EASY 97 reviews
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Spirit Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oakridge, 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.

0.6 miles
134 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


over grown

22 days ago

It’s a great easy hike. Takes about an hour to get to the trailhead from Cottage Grove and about about 30 minutes to get to the waterfall and back. Combined with some other trails in the area and it’s a decent day.

1 month ago

Short, but beautiful hike. The falls are gorgeous. While the hike is short, the falls are pretty enough to spend a while taking in the view. Bring a book and a picnic, and hang out for a while. Dip your toes in the cool water.

1 month ago

Nice short hike to beautiful falls. Would be a lovely place for a picnic with young kids. Easy to get to,

2 months ago

Beautiful crisp hike this morning. No bugs due to cool air. Peaceful!

2 months ago

There are several driving routes to find the trailhead to the falls and our first attempt was unsuccessful.

Second attempt was grandly rewarded by an easy, beautiful hike to the uplifting Spirit Falls.

3 months ago

trail is still very muddy, but definitely hikable. really easy hike with a beautiful view

3 months ago

Beautiful falls, very full right now. Trail is pretty muddy in spots though and sometimes huge puddles take up the entire width of the trail, so I would suggest hiking boots at this time!

4 months ago

3rd place in the race of the 3 falls in this area. See also: Pinard and Moon. It is a nice n easy .75 mile hike down to a beautiful wide and full falls; in late March. It also offers a bench and a picnic table down by the falls if you wanna take a load off and have lunch with a view. Another hidden Oregon gem.

4 months ago

Great trail for toddlers! The waterfall was huge and beautiful! The trail was muddy and wet.

9 months ago

easy hike , beautiful and clean trail.

10 months ago

really beautiful.

10 months ago

See my review of Moon falls trail. 3 falls in one location. Which is your favorite- hard to say but I liked Moon falls.

11 months ago

a great trail for a beginner hiker or a family with small kids. loved it.

11 months ago

Love Spirit Falls! Hidden gem off a long forest drive. Never heavily used which is amazing. My dog loves it because he can swim in the waterfall. Beautiful and an easy hike! New favorite place to hike!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Love these falls. It's smaller than some others I've gone to but the first I actually got into because of that. It's not so big that the wind from the waterfall wasn't too cold. The hike to it is beautiful and not very long. There's a little pick nick table right near the falls too. Not muddy right now.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

...a bit muddy in some spots. It is getting close to drying out but wear shoes you don't care about.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Great hike, but wear your boots and clothes to get muddy muddy muddy....

Thursday, May 04, 2017

A gorgeous site for sure. It was muddy but not too bad. The way down was more difficult than the way up mostly because I was carrying my DSLR camera at my side with a fear of slipping on the mud. The mist wasn't too bad I had fear for my camera reading previous reviews but I was able to get great shots without any water getting in the way and I did not walk away completely soaked as in previous reviews. A must see.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Close to Eugene! Easy day hike to accomplish Spirit, Moon, and Pinard Falls in the same day.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Short and sweet, but if you go in winter you might want to wear boots and be prepared to slide your way down the steep parts through some serious mud soup

Sunday, March 12, 2017

From when you get out of your car, and look at the trail you can feel your in for something different. I wouldn't call it easy but it's not much harder then easy. to get to the water you could easily slip and fall. I went after a hard rain and the water was flowing hard.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Water is flowing HARD, from the picnic table you get soaked because of the mist from the falls.

Monday, February 13, 2017

This was my favorite of the three. You get really close to the falls that you get pretty wet.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Lovely short hike. The falls are spectacular!! Definitely worth going to. Might as well go to the other two falls in the surrounding area as well since you'll be so close

Monday, December 05, 2016

hike was short but the view was amazing

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Beautiful falls

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Easy hike and sooooo BEAUTIFUL!

Friday, September 16, 2016

easy hike, great views of a unique waterfall. water was flowy and the dirt was dirty, 9/10 would hike again.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

well, it would have been beautiful I'm sure, but the road we were on forest road 542-544 just was too overgrown. I was excited to go with my three kids and it was too scary once we reached only .5 miles from the trail. major bummer. we had to turn back and go to our regular river spot to cheer them up.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

quick easy hike...drive was far but there are other waterfalls in the area.

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