Moon Falls

Oakridge, Oregon

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The same creek that produces Spirit Falls downstream produces the striking Moon Falls. And just like Spirit Falls, Moon Falls is a great spot for a picnic break. From the parking area, the trail briefly follows an old road before becoming a more traditional trail. The path leads through very young forest for almost the entire 0.5 mile to the falls. However, just when the falls get within earshot, the trail banks sharply to the left and delivers you into a stunningly beautiful old-growth canyon that hides another perfectly placed picnic bench. Moon Falls spreads out and veils across a broad wall of basalt for nearly 100 feet. It then collects itself and plunges in side-by-side falls that crash into mossy boulders, becoming Alex Creek again.
Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon

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Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon

by Adam Sawyer (Falcon Guides)

The same creek that produces Spirit Falls downstream produces the striking Moon Falls. And just like Spirit Falls, Moon Falls is a great spot for a picnic break. From the parking area, the trail briefly follows an old road before becoming a more traditional trail. The path leads through very young forest for almost the entire 0.5 mile to the falls.

However, just when the falls get within earshot, the trail banks sharply to the left and delivers you into a stunningly beautiful old-growth canyon that hides another perfectly placed picnic bench. Moon Falls spreads out and veils across a broad wall of basalt for nearly 100 feet. It then collects itself and plunges in side-by-side falls that crash into mossy boulders, becoming Alex Creek again.

© 2014 Adam Sawyer/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Oakridge
Distance: 1
Elevation Gain: 160 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Cottage Grove Ranger District, (541) 767-5000, www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/umpqua/null/recarea/?recid=63376&actid=24
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Oregon, page 47, C10
Driving Directions: Directions to Moon Falls

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