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: 8/17/2015: Kentucky Falls Trail has been cleared of downed logs & brush to the lower falls. North Fork Smith River Trail beyond lower Kentucky Falls is currently cleared for an additional 2 miles.
Open Season: All Year
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)

  • To use your mobile device's built-in GPS to track your location on the map:
    • Download the geospatial PDF
    • Download & install an app that reads geospatial PDFs
  • Find out more about geospatial PDFs and mobile apps.

General Notes:

Close to:



Show detail SHOW

Nature Viewing

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities

Related Links



  Area/Length : 
2.2 miles one way

  Elevation : 
780 feet - 1,550 feet