Sweet Creek Falls Trail #1319

Area Status: Open

In this Coast Range valley, the Sweet Creek Falls Trail follows the scenic cascading waters of Sweet Creek.  Hikers will encounter 11 waterfalls in all, each framed by mossy rocks and ferns and under a canopy of Douglas-fir, Alder and Big leaf maple. There are no bridge crossings of Sweet Creek. This trail consists of four segments. The Homestead Trailhead to Sweet Creek Falls is 1.1 miles. The Sweet Creek Falls Trailhead to Sweet Creek Falls is 0.4 mile. Sweet Creek Falls to the Wagon Road Trailhead is 0.8 mile. Wagon Road Trailhead to Beaver Creek Falls is 0.6 mile. Beaver Creek Falls is a 0.1 mile from the Beaver Creek Trailhead.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 3/22/2024: Homestead Trailhead to Sweet Creek Falls is blocked by a damaged bridge. The bridge is located 0.33 miles south of the Sweet Creek Homestead Trailhead. The Sweet Creek Falls viewpoints and the cat-walk section of trail can still be accessed via the second Sweet Creek Falls Trailhead at mile point 11, .25 miles from the first Homestead Trailhead. The third section of trail from Wagon Wheel Trailhead has been opened up where a large root-wad stump was blocking the trail. Repairs are on-going with limited trail staff. Be prepared to pack out all waste. See map.
Open Season: Year Round
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet available at Homestead Trailhead
Passes: Recreation pass or fee required? NO
Information Center: Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center

General Information


Access to this trail is at:


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.3 mb)

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First 0.1 mile beginning at Homestead Trailhead

General Notes:

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Viewing Scenery

Special Feature Waterfalls

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles one way

  Elevation : 
160 feet at Homestead Trailhead to 640 feet at Beaver Creek Falls Trailhead