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. The recreation site includes a campground with flush toilets, picnic tables, a boat ramp, and…

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…

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…

Sevenmile Creek Falls

Niagara County Park marks the location of the former town of Niagara, founded in 1890 and lasting for around 45 years. The plan was to build a dam on the North Santiam River, but nature had other ideas, and construction was abandoned in 1912. A short walk from the parking lot leads to the remains…

Jack Falls (Columbia County)

Jack Falls can be seen from Highway 30, but for a better view, you can walk a third of a mile on an old overgrown road to the base of the falls. This is definitely the way to go. The waterfall is tall enough to be appreciated despite its small volume, and the stroll through…

Beaver Falls

Beaver Falls was our 100th waterfall. It was beautiful. I’m quite pleased with our choice for this milestone excursion. We had trouble finding the trailhead when we arrived. It turns out that we should have taken the trail marked “Danger, Trail Closed.” (The Outdoor Project’s website is reporting that the last part of the trail washed out in…

Rainbow Falls (Linn County)

The journey to Rainbow Falls is nothing special – a fairly easy bushwhack from a dirt road through the undergrowth down to the creek. The creek and the waterfall, however, are a different story. We found our way to the top of the waterfall. The view upstream is idyllic, but since we didn’t have a good…

Coopey Falls

Coopey Falls is located on the grounds of a convent in the Columbia River Gorge. You can view it from the Angel’s Rest trail, or you can ask permission to visit the convent and see the falls up close. I highly recommend the second option with one hesitation: It would be a tragedy for Coopey…

Bridal Veil Falls

We visited Bridal Veil Falls with some friends and thoroughly enjoyed the excursion. The trail is easy, and the waterfall is beautiful. Bonus activities include playing in the creek and hiking the upper trail which looks out over the Columbia River. The only downside to this trip is that you will most likely be sharing your…