Kentucky Falls Trail #1376

  

This 2.2-mile (one-way) trail descends through old growth Douglas fir. Hikers will reach Upper Kentucky Falls after the first 0.8 miles. Descending 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 and Smith River. The hike back up to the trailhead gains 777 feet in 2.2 miles, making it a strenuous hike back out.

If you want to extend your hike, you can connect into the North Fork Smith River Trail at the trail junction near the viewing platform.

Be sure you carry enough water. There is no potable water source at the trailhead or anywhere along the trail.

See it before you hike it! Use Travel Lane County’s Google-Trekked Trails to see Google's "trail view" of this trail. Click on the "trail details" for more information on the trail itself. Kentucky Falls Trailhead / trail details

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/14/2018: Trail is open from trailhead to lower Kentucky Falls. This trail is in a remote setting with steep elevation gain and loss. Bring extra water, food & a map. No potable water available at the trailhead.
Closest Towns: Mapleton, OR
Water: There is no potable water source at the trailhead or anywhere along the trail.
Information Center: Oregon Dunes Visitor Center
855 Highway 101
Reedsport, Oregon 97467
541-271-3611

General Information

Directions:

Access from Kentucky Falls Trailhead

 

 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.8 mb)

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Highlights

  • Trail Maps
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2.2 miles one way

  Elevation : 
780 feet - 1,550 feet

 



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