Parker Falls Trail #1415


Area Status: Closed

Parker Falls Trail leads to a series of waterfalls, pools and cascades in a forest of large Douglas fir. The trail is narrow with several steep and rocky sections. After approximately 0.6 miles the trail forks. A short side trail to the right leads to a viewpoint of the lower three-tiered falls, while the main trail continues to your left and climbs for another 0.25-miles until you reach the top of a cascading waterfall with pools above and below. The falls hit their peak flow in spring and autumn.

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

Parker Falls Trail #1415 - View from above

Parker Falls Trail #1415

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/15/2022: Closed, needs serious repair and maintenance
Fees: No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Water: Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

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. Bear right on Brice Creek Road 2470 and continue for another 10.4 miles to the trailhead located before the bridge. Trailhead entrance is on the left and parking is on the right side of the road. Park on the shoulder of the road and do not block fire access to Brice Creek.

The trailhead is located 29 miles southeast of Cottage Grove.


General Notes:

While exploring, be careful of slippery rocks and logs.


Parking:
  • Park on the shoulder of the road and do not block fire access to Brice Creek.
  • Turnout can accommodate about two cars.

Activities

Day Hiking

  • Trail grades average 15% with some steeper sections of 30-40%.
  • Allow yourself 30-45 minutes for the hike one way and another 30 minutes to enjoy the waterfalls.

Backpacking

  • Trail grades average 15% with some steeper sections of 30-40%.
  • Allow yourself 30-45 minutes for the hike one way and another 30 minutes to enjoy the waterfalls.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Viewing Scenery

At approximately 0.6 miles a short side trail leads to a viewpoint of the lower 35-foot falls.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.1 miles

  Elevation : 
2,400 feet - 2,800 feet range