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Sweet Creek Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mapleton, 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 1.8 mi Elevation gain 291 ft Route type Out & Back

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Easy hike along Sweet Creek passes by a ton of waterfalls, with majestic Sweet Creek Falls as a grand finale. In this Coast Range valley, the Sweet Creek Trail follows the scenic cascading waters of Sweet Creek. Each waterfall is framed by mossy rocks and ferns and under a canopy of Douglas-fir, Alder, and Big leaf maple.

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Mike Shaw
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Hiking

Short trail but a lot to see. Parking lot was packed today. A lot of people on the trail not wearing masks or doing anything to remain socially distant. Overall, it’s a quick yet enjoyable hike.

Brian Williams
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Once upon a time this hike used to be a hidden gem that not many people knew about. Not so today. The trail was packed, I saw license plates from California, Washington, Arizona, and New Mexico. In fact, the man from New Mexico told me he found the hike using this app. While I'm happy people have discovered this place, part of me is sad that it was extremely crowded. I've come here for years and had the trail to myself, but looks like now I will be using this app to find a hiking trail less traveled with fewer people. For those who want to see these beautiful falls there are two parking lots. The first/main parking lot is a 2.5 mile hike (round trip), while the second lot just up the road is about a mile round trip hike. The trails were dry today and easy to hike. Bring your camera and mosquitoe repellent. This is a five star hike, but I gave it a three star because of all the people, but don't let this old curmudgeon keep you from exploring and enjoying this natural treasure.

Holly Weyhrauch
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Hiking

Great trail whether you make it to the end or not But the grand finale is worth it Pretty easy well groomed trail. Narrow at some spots for passing Many spots to stop take in your surroundings or take a quick dip Can do in regular shoes Get to park early and carpool when possible for parking is limited at sweet creek trail head.

Macy Dexter
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HikingMuddy

Great trail! Easy hike, good for dogs and kids. Lots of areas to swim. Several waterfalls!

Mayra Hernandez
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Karina Loftis-Hinds
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Nature tripsMuddy

Trail is very popular in the afternoon and parking is crowded. Some spots are muddy but we did just fine in sneakers. The trails are pretty narrow in some spots making it hard to pass. Kids are able to do it but some spots are steep so watch the kiddos. Lots of dogs on this trail, but a beautiful walk past many waterfalls.

Kendra Grant
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HikingMuddy

This was a great trail! My boyfriend and I both loved it. Like others said it does get pretty muddy in some areas, but so worth it! It’s also more of a moderate trail versus an easy one.

Megan Burrows
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HikingMuddyRocky

Nice hike right along the creek- we had a great time and enjoyed the afternoon. The trail was really busy and the parking lot was full- I’d recommend coming early or preparing to park on the road and walking to the trail head.

Anna Watkins
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HikingMuddy

Love this trail!! I have been this trail like 4 times and it is a beautiful hike every time I go. There are several waterfalls to see. It did rain on us so the trail was pretty muddy and slippery in some areas, but so worth it.

Allian Boughton
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Hiking

2.6 miles from main parking lot.. there is another trail that joins in near the top of the falls.. but I suggest you take the whole trail it’s beautiful! I would rate it moderate not easy.

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Tyler Delle
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HikingMuddy

Heavily trafficked, people leave trash and dog poop both in bags and not in the middle of the trail. Multiple off lead aggressive dogs and dogs on lead but completely uncontrolled really makes the trail hard to enjoy. The views are pretty and it could be nice but I won’t be going back till winter or cold rainy weather.

Scott Bozeman
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Hiking

Heavily trafficked when we were there, lots of children and dogs, but you will understand why everyone wants to visit. The trail was in fantastic shape and easy to get to; I'd just recommend going on a weekday

Negated Cannaday
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WalkingRockyScramble

Used the Wagon Road Trailhead to get to the Falls. You miss all of the little Falls along the way if you were to take the Homestead Trail that AllTrails starts you at. This side was about 0.8 miles to the Falls on the other side of the creek. I did a little rock hoppin across (very slick) to connect to the upper view. Wagon Road has a completely different view. Trail was well groomed. Couple of fallen trees. Nice views of the creek. The best part was that there was no one else on this section (less popular). And Beaver Falls is just up the road. As we drove back the Homestead Trail parking lot was completely full. * No Parking Fee. * GPS doesn’t work. * No toilets (unless you park at Homestead Trailhead)

Victor Hernandez Triana
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HikingMuddyRocky

Lots of great flora along the trail, and benches to relax along the first half of the trail. The metal bridges over the creek are great. It’s pretty muddy and mud/rock slides have covered some parts of the trail. Multiple small to medium beautiful waterfalls along the whole trail. Peaceful hike and not too challenging.

Catrina Adams
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HikingMuddyRocky

Beautiful trail! Fair warning, if you’re going with younger children prepare to carry them. We brought our baby carriers and were pretty comfortable carrying our 3 year old and baby. It was pretty darn muddy but I would imagine it’s perfect for hiking in the summer.

Nicholas Dewitte
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Lily Epstein
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HikingMuddy

Super pretty, short, fun hike! Lots of dogs, which never fails to make a good hike even better! My only complaint is that I wish it were longer!

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Margaret Ellis
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Hiking

beautiful hike. parking lot can be crowded.

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Krystal A.
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HikingMuddy

Aside from the trail being muddy due to the rains, it was a very beautiful and easy hike. Just be careful when hiking with small children because there are a couple spots on the trail where you have to climb across rocks a little bit, but it is definitely a hike worth doing.

Elizabeth Gibson
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HikingMuddySnowWashed out

So pretty with all of the falls. I would start at the trailhead and walk upstream. There are a ton of falls along the way. Looks like some winter storms have laid some trees and washed some rocks on to the trail, but that might just be how it was. I couldn’t tell. Either way, easy hike with awesome sights!

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Camilla E.
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Hiking

Gorgeous scenery. The trail can be narrow at several points, alongside steep drop offs. It’s an easy hike, but this is one I would say dogs definitely need to be kept on leash. The risk of having a loose dog knock someone off the trail is higher here, so definitely respect the leash laws. Easy enough for sure footed little ones with plenty of places to stop along the short hike to the top of the falls. Part of the trail is blocked by a low creek (at least in rainy season) but still easily passable.

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