Grotto Falls Trail

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0.8 km
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57 m
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The Grotto Falls Trail is a quick adventure in Umpqua National Forest that features a charming forest setting and a beautiful waterfall. While out on the trail, you will revel in quintessential Pacific Northwest scenery, before arriving at the majestic sight of the cascading falls. This short adventure is perfectly suited for a fun family adventure with the kids.

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Route Description for Grotto Falls Trail

Whether you are driving through the area and want to stretch your legs, or are after a quick and easy adventure that the kids will enjoy, the Grotto Falls Trail is a great route in Umpqua National Forest that has amazing views.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the northeast along a path that winds through the magical atmosphere of the temperate rainforest. Very quickly, you will arrive at the beautiful site of Grotto Falls, a 100ft waterfall that cascades in front of a cavern.

After taking in the views and exploring the area, simply head back along the same trail to return to your vehicle.

Getting to the Grotto Falls Trail Trailhead

The trailhead for this hike can be found along NF-150 at the point where it crosses Emile Creek.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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