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Susan Creek Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idleyld Park, 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.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 400 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Waterfall

Wildlife

Waypoints (3)
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    Susan Creek Recreation Area Parking Lot

    There are two parking areas for this falls one on the north side of the Hwy, where the falls actually are, and another on the south side.

    43.29844, -122.90539

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    Susan Creek Falls

    The trail to Susan Creek Falls is rated easy and is actually wheelchair accessible. The scenic 50-foot waterfall plunges over moss-lined rock cliffs. During the summer it's a great place to go swimming.

    43.30491, -122.90727

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    Indian Mounds

    Just over the wooden bridge at Susan Creek Falls you can turn left and take a short half mile round trip hike up to the Indian Mounds. Beware the trail here is a bit steeper then the hike to the falls, but it isn't too bad.

    43.30541, -122.90886

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Reviews (184)
Photos (166)
Recordings (103)
Completed (496)
Clisby White
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Wide trail so a very easy hike. Beware of all the poison oak though. If you have little ones hiking with you keep a close eye on them - looks like it's everywhere out there.

Nichole Zito
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HikingGreat!

Really pretty, easy trail. The path is very wide and there are areas to stop and rest. There is a picnic table and a bench at the end. There are plaques to identify several different kinds of trees and plants. If you left your dog’s poop on the trail, I hope you got a rash from all the poison oak.

Nikol Marentes
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Hiking

Beautiful walk to the waterfall. Well maintained. Waterfall area is really lovely. Hung out for some time and I did see a BEAR as I was sitting near the waterfall. I think it did notice us- It got very close to us and to the path and luckily decided to go down the Stream on the other side of the bridge. We ran out of there!

Paige Lawson
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Hiking

Great trail, very well taken care of. Dog & child friendly. Had a nice breeze in certain parts of the trail. FYI: keep going down hwy 138 when using GPS

Darion K
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Hiking

this thing was an incredibly beautiful hike, BUT there is poison oak EVERYWHERE! There was more poison oak on this trail than I've seen on any other hike in Oregon. If you're allergic, keep your dogs and small children who run around at home... They're almost 100% guaranteed to get it on them.

Savannah Weaver
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Hiking

Whoops forgot to end tracking so tracked some of the drive afterwards. Otherwise, very well maintained trail and gorgeous waterfall. We really liked reading the plant info plaques along the way.

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Sarah Elizabeth
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Hiking

Easy trail, with a great waterfall at the end.

Jennifer Wood
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Hiking

Highly accessible trail great for families with young children. In good condition today but there is a LOT of poison oak right now.

Jim Spinetta
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Hiking

This is a must!! Can climb on west side falls too!

sarah B.
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everything was nice and clean and really nice bathrooms .but no privacy at all .back to back sites

Crystal Blower
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Hiking

4/26/20: beautiful hike with perfect weather. The waterfall was amazing!

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Erica Brizzi
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Hiking

Looking for an easy walk in the forest with a waterfall to excite your senses at the end, well this is it! The neatest part are the different angles you can visit the waterfall once you get to it. A great spot to sit along the creek and enjoy lunch close to the waterfall.

Lisa Baumgardner
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The hike seemed shorter than listed,but well maintained. The falls were gorgeous and well worth the drive! I'll be back again this summer!

Dani Edwards
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HikingMuddy

Nice and easy. Very kid friendly, and even wheelchair or stroller friendly. It was a little muddy, but it’s Feb. so that’s to be expected. Such a beautiful view!

Ashley Putzier
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HikingMuddy

very easy, a bit muddy as to be expected.day use bathrooms across the hwy smell better

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Olivia S.
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Hiking

Super easy and short hike. Beautiful falls at the end.

Chantell Salazar
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Hiking

super easy & short. Large area down at the falls. Great for young people.

Ana Mendoza Cruz
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Hiking

Easy hike to Susan Creek Falls, really easy to follow and has signs to guide you to and from the parking. Once you get to the actual fall, there is a small bridge you can use to get another view and aside from that you can climb to get to the top of the fall. It is somewhat slippery when it’s raining. Amazing view though!

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Jace Pierce
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Hiking

Great little hike. Beautiful drive from Salem. We got there a lot later than I would have liked (around 11am) so there were a lot of people. I’m sure it being Labor Day didn’t help in the amount of people. Very well kept trail and lots of little paths to take along the way. This is one that most people should be able to do. There are benches along the way for anyone that loses breathe easy or anything else that may cause problems. This is one I will bring my mom to when she visits and she has a lot of breathing problems. While I wouldn’t want to push a wheel chair if the ground was muddy it is accessible. Happy hiking!

Caroline Qureshi
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Hiking

Great easy hike especially for kids! The fall at the end is really beautiful.

Naomi Branham
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Hiking

Easy hike with nice informative signs for those not familiar with the area. Beautiful falls.

Steph R.
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HikingBugs

Nice hike with nice waterfalls at the end. Lots of trees down, that makes the waterfall area messy.

Chris Kambak
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Hiking

Nice falls for the pay off. Signs says wheelchair accessible but I would hate to push a wheelchair through the fine gravel covering the trail. Pretty stream plus older forest. Would recommend.

sandi aguiar
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Hiking

great, clean trail. Anyone can make the climb (resting spots). The waterfall is gorgeous

Sara G.
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Hiking

Easy hike with a nice rewarding end. Trail is in great shape

Hayder Al-lami
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Hiking

Easy and good

nayyef Hrebid
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Hiking

good for road trip

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Shane Wooton
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Hiking

Fun hike with a pretty cool water fall at the end. Like any other hike in the area there was lots of poison oak.

Branden Summers
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Hiking

Nice easy hike. Took my kids there and they enjoyed every bit of the hike. Waterfall was beautiful along with all the scenery. Will definitely visit again. Recommend to anybody with kids looking for something to entertain them and wear them out a little.

Kali Hull
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Nice and easy hike. It's very green and lots of Medical plants along the trail.

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