Drift Creek Falls

McMinnville, Oregon

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This is a long drive, best done as part of a day at the coast, and there is just about nothing to this hike. If it weren’t for the suspension bridge it crosses, nobody would ever hike it. But what a bridge! There are a couple of places to hang out by the stream, too . . . but what a bridge!
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland

by Paul Gerald (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is a long drive, best done as part of a day at the coast, and there is just about nothing to this hike. If it weren’t for the suspension bridge it crosses, nobody would ever hike it. But what a bridge! There are a couple of places to hang out by the stream, too . . . but what a bridge!

©  Paul Gerald/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: McMinnville
Length: 3.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round; but there could be snow in winter
Trailhead Elevation: 1,000 feet
Top Elevation: 1,000 feet
Local Contacts: Siuslaw National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Devils Lake
Topo Map: Drift Creek Falls Topographic Map
Guide Book: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/19/2010

Relatively easy trail. Nice day hike in a second growth forest. The falls are a lesson in the power of nature. The original face of the cliff that created the falls has fallen away into the creek, creating a new waterfall for all to see and watch as nature changes things over the years to come.

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