Siuslaw Falls

Siuslaw Falls is barely tall enough to be an official waterfall, and there’s not a fabulous view of the waterfall from the riverbank, either. It does have its own park named after it, but the park doesn’t even have a restroom. Apparently the appeal is that this is a good fishing spot, and in warm…

Loon Lake and Camp Creek Falls

Loon Lake Falls is located in the Loon Lake Recreation Site. We visited in February and found that the park was closed! Having driven more than 3 hours to get there, however, we parked outside the gate and walked in anyway.┬áThe recreation site includes a campground with flush toilets, picnic tables, a boat ramp, and…

Green Acres Falls

On a beautiful February Saturday, our waterfall pursuits led us to Highway 38 between Drain and Reedsport. (Side note: Do you know why Oregon is so wet? Because it only has one Drain! (Sorry, I had to do it. You have my permission to roll your eyes.)) We were looking for several waterfalls listed on…

Niagara Falls & Pheasant Creek Falls

Yes, there is a Niagara Falls in Oregon! It is definitely worth seeing, too, even if it doesn’t quite measure up to the more famous Niagara Falls. We visited in January, and we were assaulted by spray when we crossed the bridge at the base of the waterfall. It was so loud we had to…

The Falls

I would have expected a waterfall named “The Falls” would be a bit more noteworthy. Scratch that. A LOT more noteworthy. This little drop is found alongside a trail bordered by a chain-link fence, and is itself bordered by a concrete wall/fish ladder. The walk is quick and easy, but not beautiful. My husband had…

Bridge Creek Falls (Tillamook County)

Bridge Creek Falls is a nice stop on the way back from the coast. The waterfall is not obvious from the highway, but it’s not far from the road either. The stone steps are a unique feature. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re already traveling Highway 6. SUMMARY: My rating: Worth the Effort (2…

Echo Creek Falls

Echo Creek is a small stream that falls into Abiqua Creek. If you’re paying really close attention, you can see it from the road, but the better view is gained by walking down to the creek on the far side of the bridge and then following the creek downstream as far as you can go…

Alder Glen & Clarence Creek

Alder Glen Falls is viewed from the Alder Glen Campground. We visited in February, when the campground was deserted and the waterfall was full. If you want more adventure, you could view the waterfall from the river, as the kayakers in the picture below chose to do. Clarence Creek Falls is a roadside fall without…

Groundhog Creek Falls

There are three roadside waterfalls in the Groundhog Creek drainage area southeast of Oakridge. The best of this set, South Fork Groundhog Creek Falls, is also the farthest. As you can see in the photo above, South Fork is fairly sizeable, and since it’s visible from the road, it’s impossible to miss. There’s no hike,…

Road 21 Falls

Outside of Oakridge, Forest Service Road 21 leads to 5 mediocre waterfalls: Lower Pine Creek, Butcherknife, Boulder Creek, Chuckle Springs, and Youngs Creek. We got our directions for these falls from oregonwaterfalls.net (Thank you Mr. Price!), which lists the first waterfall as Pine Creek Falls. However, waterfallsnorthwest.com shows Lower Pine Creek Falls as the one…

Fall Creek Falls

Fall Creek Falls is accessed from the same trail as Salt Creek and Diamond Creek Falls. I’ve chosen to create a separate entry for it, though, since it was a significantly different experience for us. The Vivian Lake Trail, once past the loop trail between Salt Creek and Diamond Creek, is not well maintained or…

Salt Creek & Diamond Creek

Salt Creek Falls is one of Oregon’s better-known waterfalls. It is the 2nd tallest single drop in the state, and it’s easily accessed from the clearly marked and well maintained observation area on Highway 58. It’s worth every bit of its fame. Even on Labor Day weekend after an historically dry summer, the cascade was…