Brice Creek Trail #1403

Area Status: Open

Brice Creek Trail follows Brice Creek through a scenic, rocky canyon. The creek’s numerous small waterfalls and pools make it a popular place to picnic and sunbathe on a hot summer afternoon, while old-growth forests, rocky shores, and mossy cliffs make the trail an appealing hike during the remaining seasons. If your interests are more varied, no worries—photography, fishing, camping, berry picking, wading, and nature study are a just a few other pastimes you can pursue while exploring the trail.

Several shorter trips can be made by starting from the footbridges at Lund Park Campground or Cedar Creek Campground. Travel in an upstream direction for the best views of the creek. While experienced mountain bikers and trail runners are often encountered along this trail, motorized use is prohibited.

At the eastern end of Brice Creek Trail are two adjoining trails accessing the waterfalls of Trestle Creek. The lower falls can be reached using 0.25-mile, out-and-back Trestle Creek Trail #1403C and the upper falls can be reached using Upper Trestle Creek Trail #1403D, a 2.6-mile, more difficult loop that travels beneath a waterfall. Quicker access to these adjoining trails can be achieved by starting Brice Creek Trail through Champion Creek Trailhead.

Detailed trail maps and descriptions can be found in the Cottage Grove Ranger District Recreational Opportunity Guide.

The image shows Brice Creek flowing through the forest.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


A 0.3 mile section of moderate-difficult accessible trail travels from Cedar Creek Trailhead to a viewing platform of the Brice Creek Falls. Trail tread average 48" and is made of compacted fine gravel. The rest of the Brice Creek Trail is not as accessible. 


From Cottage Grove, OR, travel east on Row River Road 2400 for 19 miles to the junction of Layng Creek Road 17 and Brice Creek Road 2470 and continue:

The wet strailhead is 25 miles southeast of Cottage Grove, OR.


Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:
  • Trail elevation change is 800 feet.
  • Grades range from 5-10%
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
  • One way trail durations are 3-5 hours.
  • Trail grades average 5-10%.


Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:
  • One way trail durations are 3-5 hours.
  • Trail grades average 5-10%.
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
5.7 miles

  Elevation : 
1,200 feet - 2,000 feet range