1.1 Mile Hike not far from Susan Creek Falls off of the North Umpqua Highway
Fall Creek Falls Trail Info
- Start point: Fall Creek Falls Trailhead
- Ending Point: Fall Creek Falls (North Umpqua)
- Hike Type: In and out
- Distance: 1.1 miles
- Elevation gain: 380 feet
- High Point: 1,415 feet
- Difficulty: Easy
- Seasons: All year
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Backpackable: No
- Crowded: No
Starting the Hike
Fall Creek Falls Trail may not be a huge waterfall but the hike is just as amazing. Pulling off North Umpqua Hwy in the Umpqua National Forrest is a nice little parking lot is where your adventure will begin. If you brought a lunch there is a picnic table at the beginning of the trail next to a small creek that runs under a wooden bridge. As you cross the small wooden bridge your adventure really begins.
The smell of Douglas firs start to fill your nostrils with that amazing pine scent that most only smell during the holidays. While walking along the trail you can feel the cooling moisture in the air like your walking through dense fog leaving you feeling refreshed and alive.
As your walking along the dirt trail it starts to go through a massive boulder that is spilt in half. While walking through the boulder (about 3 feet wide and 10 feet tall) it leaves you feeling like your in the jurassic period with the trees hanging over the top hiding you from the world.
Fall Creek Falls
As you being to get lost in the beauty of the hike, you start to hear that wonderful noise of the waterfall that you almost forgot was at the end of the trail. The moisture in the air gets even thicker and cooler as you begin to get closer.
Your senses start to go into overload once you see the waterfall. The smells so fresh you can taste the air. The sound of water plummeting to earth starts to fill your ears as mist finds your skin leaving you feeling peaceful and relaxed. You become engulfed in this cove covered with plants and trees. As you look up you can see the moss cover rocks and Fall Creek Falls. Above the first water you can see another one just above it. As the water hits the small pool below the fall it trails off into a stream you can see through.
Fall Creek Falls may not be the most spectacular waterfall but it is a great one that is well worth it. If you come here during the summer I advise you wear your swim gear because this is one that you can kick back and swim in leaving you feeling like your in your own little paradise.
Leaving the Trail
If you are still ready for an adventure, don’t head home just quite yet. Four miles west of here lies Susan Creek Falls! As always, if you visit Oregons’ beautiful trails watch out for poison oak and please dispose of trash properly as we want to preserve our earth for future generations to enjoy it as much as we have! If you have any questions please leave a comment below or contact us.
Gear I Bring on Every Trail
- Trail Backpack
- GPS or Map
- Life Straw
- Pocket Knife
- Bear Mace
- First Aid Kit
- Waterproof Lighter
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