Coffee Creek Falls

Coffee Creek Falls was a surprise. I had not come across any mention of it in my research, but we were driving in Oregon City one day, and lo and behold, there was a waterfall on the side of the road! It is RIGHT off the road, and it’s not very tall, and I couldn’t say…

Fishhawk Falls & Barth Falls

There are three waterfalls off of Highway 202 between Jewell and Astoria. The first, Little Fishhawk Falls, is viewed from the northern parking lot of the Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area. The wildlife area provides food and habitat for wintering Roosevelt elk and other native wildlife species. The animals are the reason to visit this spot,…

Wahkeena Falls & Fairy Falls

We visited Wahkeena Falls twice; the first time we went, we hadn’t done our research ahead of time and didn’t realize that Fairy Falls was waiting to be discovered farther up the trail. So of course we returned, and we thoroughly enjoyed both visits. Wahkeena Falls is a tiered waterfall that lives up the meaning of…

Moon Falls

Moon Falls is the best of the three waterfalls accessed from Forest Service Road #1790, outside of Cottage Grove. We visited in September of 2015, an especially dry year, so our pictures show the waterfall in its most unimpressive state. This is unfortunate because, when the creek is more than a trickle, Moon Falls appears to be quite impressive. The stream cascades…

Spirit Falls

Spirit Falls is one of three waterfalls accessed from Forest Service Road #1790, outside of Cottage Grove. We visited in September of 2015, an especially dry year, so our pictures show the waterfall in its most unimpressive state. Even so, it is clear that this a lovely waterfall. The trail is pretty and not difficult,…

Smith Falls

Smith Falls is a roadside waterfall outside of Cottage Grove. It is quite picturesque, even when we visited in September after a very dry summer. It is not, however, much of an adventure. There is no creek access or even a safe place to park for very long. The adventure lies solely in navigating the…

Upper Trestle Creek Falls

We visited Upper Trestle Creek Falls in the late summer of 2015, which had been one of the driest summers on record. The waterfall was just a trickle, but it was still fun to visit. The trail goes behind the upper tier and curves around for a view of the whole waterfall. We scrambled down…

Fall River Falls

We visited Fall River Falls on a glorious weekend in June. The river is calm and the trail is easy. It’s a peaceful spot, and popular with fishermen. There’s nothing especially remarkable about this waterfall or the hike. If you’re in the area on a nice day, or if you like to fish, go for…

Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park is an absolute Must See for waterfall lovers in Oregon. There are 11 named falls in the park, even though the hiking trail is called “Trail of Ten Falls.” We visited in March, when there were innumerable seasonal falls as well, and I included 2 of those on my list for a…

Coal Creek Falls

We visited Coal Creek Falls in February. It’s an off-trail waterfall, so it doesn’t get much traffic, and the untouched beauty of the spot is almost magical. Everything is covered in inches-deep moss or fallen leaves, or both. Our directions were not accurate, and we almost gave up trying to find the right spot. But it…

McDowell Creek Falls

Four waterfalls can be found within McDowell Creek Falls County Park. The trail is an easy loop which can be tackled from either direction. I suggest crossing the bridge at Royal Terrace instead of hiking to the top; that way, you’ll approach Majestic Falls from the bottom instead of the top. Either choice will take you to Royal Terrace…

Munson Creek Falls

I had high expectations for Munson Creek Falls since it is the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range and is located in a state park. However, the park is simply a parking lot with a picnic table, and the trail is only a quarter of a mile long. We did enjoy our time there, but the experience…