Fall Creek Falls Trail

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Easy
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0.5-1h
Distance
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1.8 km
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90 m
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Fall Creek Falls Trail

The Fall Creek Falls Trail is a wonderfully scenic hike in the Umpqua National Forest of Oregon that will take you to a majestic waterfall. While out on the trail, you will meander through a dense forest of hemlock, douglas fir, and sugar pine, before arriving at the 37 m tall Fall Creek Falls. While this trail is dog-friendly, your canine companions will need to be kept on a leash at all times.

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Route Description for Fall Creek Falls Trail

The Fall Creek Falls Trail is a great family-friendly adventure in Oregon; however, there are a few things to consider before setting out on your hike. First, if you are planning on hiking during wetter times of the year, you will definitely need to wear proper footwear, as the trail is often coated in slippery mud. Second, you will need to arrive early, as this is a popular route and there is limited parking at the trailhead.

Even though it will be busy, this is still an excellent outdoor excursion that you won’t want to miss out on if you find yourself in this charming part of Oregon. A serene forest setting packed with massive trees and a stunning waterfall are the highlights of this hike, and the fact that it is family-friendly makes it even better!

Setting out from the small parking area and with the sounds of the rushing North Umpqua River at your back, you will make your way north along the Fall Creek Falls Trail. Here, you will begin traversing the bed rock crevice along Fall Creek, enjoying the beautifully scenic views of the giant douglas fir, hemlock, and sugar pine trees surrounding you.

This route isn’t very long, and in no time you will find yourself staring in wonder at the majestic sight of the multi-tiered, 37 m tall Fall Creek Falls. If you brought your swimsuit – and the weather is warm enough – you can join the other people who will no doubt be swimming in the refreshing pool below the falls.

After spending some time in the area, you will backtrack along the same path to return to the starting point of your adventure.

Trail Highlights

Fall Creek Falls

Fall Creek Falls is a beautifully scenic waterfall in Umpqua National Forest, Oregon that is situated at an elevation of 415 m and has a total height of 37 m. The multi-tiered waterfall can be found at the end of a short trail and is a popular place to swim in the summer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the hike to Fall Creek Falls Take?

Following a fairly short 1 mile trail, the hike to Fall Creek Falls takes roughly 30 minutes each way.

Is the Fall Creek Falls Trail open?

Following a temporary closure as a result of wildfires in the area, the Fall Creek Falls Trail has been reopened as of April 2022.

Insider Hints for Fall Creek Falls Trail

  • Wear proper hiking footwear.
  • Bring a swimsuit if you want to take a dip during the summer months.
  • Arrive early, as there is limited parking at the trailhead.

Getting to the Fall Creek Falls Trail Trailhead

The starting point for the Fall Creek Falls Trail can be found at the Fall Creek Falls Trailhead on N Umpqua Highway.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    High

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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