Munson Creek Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Tillamook County, Oregon. It is within Munson Creek Falls State Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 339 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 77 feet. The Munson Creek Falls State Park picnic site and the Munson Creek Falls viewpoint are near the trailhead.
Munson Creek Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Take an easy ramble among spectacular old-growth red cedar and Sitka spruce to a viewpoint of Munson Falls—Oregon’s second-highest waterfall. This short hike takes you along rambling Munson Creek, which is draped with big-leaf maple, old-growth western red cedar, and Sitka spruce.This small state natural site harbors what is thought to be one of the country’s tallest remaining Sitka spruce trees, at 260 feet. As you hike the short path, enjoy the soothing sounds of the creek and look for edible salmonberries in midsummer. After 0.3 mile you’ll arrive at a small picnic area and a viewpoint of the beautiful tiered cascade of 319-foot Munson Creek Falls—the highest in the Coast Range."
--Lizann Dunegan, Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast (Falcon Guides).
"At just half a mile, the walk to Munson Creek Falls might not qualify as an actual hike. But if ever there was a leg-stretch of less than a mile worth taking, this is it.
--Adam Sawyer, Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"If you are bypassing Three Capes Scenic Route and traveling on US Highway 101 instead, consider stopping for a forest walk at Munson Creek Falls, the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range.
Enjoy this relic of ancient rainforest, with its western redcedars and large Sitka spruce. Fri=om the parking area, the trail follows rushing Munson Creek through a lush forest."
--Bonnie Henderson , Day Hiking Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books).
"If you’re bypassing Three Capes Scenic Route, traveling on US 101 instead, consider a forest walk and a picnic at Munson Creek Falls, something of a surprise along this route. Enjoy this relic of ancient rainforest, with its western red cedars and, at 260 feet tall and 8 feet in diameter, what may be the world’s second-tallest Sitka spruce."
--Bonnie Henderson, Day Hiking: Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books).
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