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.  Here the trail meets the North Fork Smith River Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 03/24/2014: Expect Winter storm debris on trail. Kentucky Falls Trail has been cleared of downed logs to the Falls. North Fork Smith trail continuing South from Kentucky Falls is blocked by landslide, trail slump, river washout overgrown brush & damaged bridge. NOT PASSABLE! Bridge reconstruction scheduled for 2015.
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


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Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
  2.2 miles one way
  Elevation : 
780 feet - 1,550 feet