Kentucky Falls Trail #1376


This trail descends through old growth Douglas–fir. Hikers will reach Upper Kentucky Falls after 0.8 miles.  In another 1.4 miles, the trail ends at an observation deck overlooking Lower Kentucky Falls, an incredible 100 foot twin falls at the confluence of  Kentucky Creek & Smith River.  Here the trail meets the North Fork Smith River Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/07/2016: Trail was maintained in July with downed logs and brush cleared from Kentucky Falls trail head to Lower Fall. Expect Fall & Winter storm debris on trail.
Water: No
Passes: Recreation pass or fee required? NO
Information Center: Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center

General Information


Access from Kentucky Falls Trailhead


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.8 mb)

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  Area/Length : 
2.2 miles one way

  Elevation : 
780 feet - 1,550 feet