Coquille Falls

Agness, Oregon 97406

Coquille Falls

Coquille Falls Professional Guide

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"This short but extremely steep trail drops 450 feet through the dense coastal forest of the Coquille River Falls Research Natural Area to one of the most beautiful waterfalls anywhere. This is an extremely steep trail, with the uphill portion on the return trip. The elevation at the base of the falls is less than 1,300 feet, so it’s theoretically possible to visit year-round (except when it has recently snowed at a low elevation). The flow varies greatly from season to season, but every season has its own beauty.

From the trailhead the path descends relentlessly downhill. As you hike, try not to think about the fact that this is the easy part. You can stay occupied by admiring the dense coastal forest of western hemlock, Port Orford cedar, and Douglas-fir (plus bigleaf maple and red alder), with an understory of fern (including maidenhair), Sadler oak, and sorrel."

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Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon (Falcon Guides)
Adam Sawyer
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"It’s a long drive to get to Coquille River Falls no matter how you slice it. With that said, this is one of the premier waterfalls in Oregon’s Southern Coast Range and shouldn’t be missed by any self-respecting waterfall lover. From the pullout, the trail descends steeply, switchbacking for 0.5 mile to a viewpoint of Coquille River Falls. After all of that driving, a half mile isn’t that much of a leg stretch, so take your time. The falls are thunderous in spring and maintain a lower but still very attractive flow through summer." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
450 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Year-round except when it snows at low elevations
Powers Ranger District, Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest: (541) 439-6200
Local Contacts
USGS Illahe; Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest
Local Maps

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Dec 2018