Moon Falls Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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0.5h
Distance
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1.6 km
Elevation
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43 m
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Moon Falls Trail

The Moon Falls Trail is a lovely little adventure in Oregon that showcases one of the many stunning waterfalls within Umpqua National Forest. While out on the trail, you will take in the natural beauty of the peaceful forest setting, before arriving at the breathtaking cascade of Moon Falls. Hikers should take note that there is spotty cell service in this area, so be sure to take this into consideration before setting out on your hike.

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Route Description for Moon Falls Trail

For anyone looking to be wowed by incredible waterfall scenery without the need to hike for hours through the backcountry, the Moon Falls Trail is the perfect excursion. Easy to traverse and extremely short, the views along this route pack a punch for the low amount of effort required.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way east through the serene woodland terrain, taking in the beauty of the landscape as you arrive at the edge of Alex Creek. Here, you will find the majestic waters of Moon Falls that cascade down a rock face covered in moss.

After reveling in the views, simply turn back along the trail and follow the same route to return to your vehicle.

Getting to the Moon Falls Trail Trailhead

The trailhead for the Moon Falls Trail can be found on Forest Road 1702-728, just south of the junction with Alex Creek Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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