Sweet Creek Trail

EASY 138 reviews
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Sweet Creek Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

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.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

The trail follows the creek, with many scenic spots. Its like a waterfall version of a greatest hits album, the beautiful spots just keep on coming. The trail is easily traversed and the only a few people even during the summer. The only real negative would be the limited viewing from the trail. Even with many great sites, it is often hard to get the optimum view.

hiking
27 days ago

Take the full hike. It is well worth it. Beautiful sights to behold and music for the ears to hear of water. Many roots and stones so caution must be used. I hope to do it again some day.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for our first hike. Only down side was that people left their small bags after cleaning up form their dogs. amazing views and great water falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike and beautiful scenery!

2 months ago

This place just became my most favorite hike of all time! Easy to moderate forested trial. Dog friendly. Lots of wildlife from snakes, birds, chipmunks, lizards and fish. DOZENS of waterfalls! Fern/moss wall heaven! Mostly shaded with some people. Mosquitos were also not an issue. Catwalk along the mountain side was just scary enough to be exciting but not "turn around" scary, of course depending on your fear of heights. Almost wish the trail was harder to keep more people away! Doable for kids as well. Bathroom also located at the start of trail.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Wonderful

walking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. Most amazing trail I've been on. Saw a few chipmunks but no other critters. The water was beautiful and cool! Would definitely recommend!!!!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail with easy access to the creek for a more one on one with the area

2 months ago

2 months ago

this is my favorite place so far

2 months ago

awesome hike, great views and lots of little falls along the way to the big fall at the end. definitely worth going to the upper viewpoint at trails end.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

A great hike for the whole family, old and young alike! An extra plus is walking in the creek if you have your water socks on.

3 months ago

Very lovely trail and nice scenery.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago