Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378
This family friendly hike offers something for everyone. A hike through a coastal forest, a 75 foot waterfall, and a suspension bridge 100 feet above the canyon floor (don’t worry, the bridge can support 165,000 pounds!).
On the optional 1-mile North Loop Trail you can also access old-growth trees, vine maples, huckleberry and salmonberry bushes, and a variety of shrubs and ferns.
Fall in love with Drift Creek Falls. Download a brochure to learn about the area’s natural wonders that make the Oregon Coast Range such a special place to be.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||5/3/2022: Visitors to Drift Creek Falls will need to drive with caution because a portion of the road that accesses the Drift Creek Falls trailhead narrows to one lane where a landslide occured in 2021.
Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
|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|
Access to this trail is at Drift Creek Falls Trailhead (fee site)
Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.1 mb)
To use your mobile device's GPS to track your location on the map: Download the geospatial PDF (geoPDF), download and install an app, such as The Avenza Maps app, that reads geoPDFs. Learn more about geospatial PDFs and mobile apps here.
The parking area at this popular trail fills early. Plan on arriving early or later in the day to find a space.
River and Stream Fishing
|Fishing Mode||Bait, lures|
|Fish Species||Steelhead, Chinook Salmon|
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|