Munson Creek Falls

1/4 Mile Hike off of the Oregon 101 Coastal Highway

Munson Creek Falls Trail Info

  • Start point: Munson Creek Falls Trailhead
  • End point: Munson Creek Falls
  • Hike Type: In and out
  • Distance: 0.6 miles
  • Elevation gain: 95 feet
  • High Point: 445 feet
  • Waterfall Height: 319 Feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Seasons: All year
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Backpackable: No
  • Crowded: Yes

About Munson Creek Falls Trail

Munson Creek Falls trail is a great waterfall to see and such a short hike! If you driving down the 101 by Tillamook Oregon you might as well stop at the falls. Munson Creek Falls State Natural Park is one of the newest state parks to open in Oregon and has been in service since 2000. If you wonder how the falls got its name, it was because a 19th century pioneer who resided near this area. Munson Creek Falls is the tallest waterfall you will see along the Oregon Coastal Range and is well worth the quarter mile hike.

The Trail

The Trail is covered in ancient western red cedar and Sitka spruce along with a variety of beautiful forest wildflowers. As you follow the trail, Munson creek is along your right side. If you are lucky enough to be in this area during late fall and through the winter you might be able to see salmon spawning in the creek. As you make your way up the ascending trail you will notice it will decline and then ascend once more before you reach the steps that go to the view area. Sadly, any further progress of the trail is blocked off by a sign that informs you of danger and not to go beyond that point. This is because there was some destruction along the trail by fallen trees. I also know this because I decided to ignore the sign and to see what lie ahead (adventures right?).

Munson Creek Falls

Once you reach the end of the trail , the air around you gets a little cooler along with a slight mist. The waterfall Drops an amazing 319 feet and it is spectacular drop. The only thing that disappointed me about the hike was that I couldn’t get closer to it due to the damage of the trail. But don’t let that deter you from coming here because you can still get beautiful photos. The lush green forest around the falls makes this one pop in photos and is one for the magazines.

Munson Creek Falls Trail
Munson Creek Falls, Oregon

Leaving the Trail

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.

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