Coquille Falls Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"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."