Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

  Drift Creek Trail leads the way to a 240 ft. suspension bridge, which overlooks Drift Creek Falls.  Below, a 75 ft. horsetail waterfall, which is best viewed in the spring or fall after seasonal rains.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/14/2016: Open until repairs resume. Be alert to areas that are under construction and weather conditions
Busiest Season: Summer
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet at trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Drift Creek Falls Trailhead. You can buy an ePass (Day Pass) or an annual Northwest Forest Pass online before you go!
Information Center: Hebo Ranger District

General Information


Access to this trail is at Drift Creek Falls Trailhead (fee site)


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.1 mb)

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General Notes:

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The parking area at this popular trail fills early. Plan on arriving early or later in the day to find a space.



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  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

  Elevation : 
Trailhead – 911 feet, At the bridge – 630 feet, River’s edge – 532 feet