Munson Creek Falls Trail

Munson Creek Falls State Park, Oregon

Elevation Gain77ft
Trailhead Elevation339ft
Elevation Min/Max339/405ft
Elevation Start/End339/339ft

Munson Creek Falls Trail

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."

"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.

"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."

"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."

Munson Creek Falls Trail Reviews

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Short and sweet! This is an easy hike to beautiful falls. The most difficult part is the drive to get there. Take it slow and watch out for potholes.
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Short Easy, Great family one. Must see for anyone in the area or travelling through. Very picturesque.
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This is a great little trail for someone not looking for much of a hike or short on time or looking for a place to picnic lunch with something fun to see in the process. Access is easy, parking plenty, picnic tables in the parking area. The trail is wide and graveled. The trail has had to be moved a couple of times due to washout. You can see where the old trail was in places. The only thing I did not like about this trail was that the trail ends while still quiet a ways away from the falls. It ends at a spot that is great for viewing and photos but no chance to feel the spray from these. Anyway, it is a great side trip to any day on the coast but I would not make the trip to the coast just for this hike.
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Not a day hike, more of a drive-to-the-parking-lot on a bumpy but wide gravel road, pass some clear-cutting, then take a very short and easy walk to the falls, which are impressive and worth the short side-trip off Highway 101. The Trail Guide menioned pit toilets, which apparently have been removed. There are a couple nice picnic tables for a snack alongside the creek.

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Trail Information

Munson Creek Falls State Park
Nearby City
Munson Creek Falls State Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
Additional Use
Views, Waterfalls
Munson Creek State Natural Area
Local Contacts
DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Oregon, page 26, B4
Local Maps

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Nov 2018