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: 02/16/2016: Kentucky Falls Trail has been cleared of downed logs & brush to the lower falls. North Fork Smith River Trail beyond lower Kentucky Falls has been cleared of downed logs. Watch out for Mt. Beaver holes in trail tread. Expect storm debris down on the trail during Winter months.
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