Trestle Creek Trail #1403C

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Trestle Creek Trail is a narrow trail that meanders through Trestle Creek canyon and its surrounding old-growth forest, offering views of maidenhair fern, bleeding heart, Douglas fir, and cedar along the way.  The trail culminates at the base of a 60-foot fan waterfall nestled in a lush, moss-covered rock grotto.

A great hike on its own, Trestle Creek Trail is also frequently tacked on to Brice Creek Trail #1403 or Upper Trestle Creek Trail #1403D for a beautiful finish to a longer hike.

Trestle Creek Trail #1403C - Lower Trestle

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 09/28/2020: Re-opened
Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


The trailhead begins 25 miles southeast of Cottage Grove.

From Cottage Grove, OR take exit 174 on Interstate 5, take Row River Road, #2400, east 19 miles to the junction of Layng Creek Road, #17, and Brice Creek Road, #2470. Bear right on Road #2470 and continue for another 8.2 miles to the Champion Creek Trailhead, of the Brice Creek Trail near the junction of Champion Creek Road, #2473 and Brice Creek Road, #2470. The Brice Creek Trail begins across the bridge and on the left, upstream of the trailhead. Hike one-third mile west on the Brice Creek Trail, #1403, to the Trestle Creek Falls Trail junction (just west of the Trestle Creek Trail Bridge), then travel north for another 0.3 miles to the waterfalls.



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  Area/Length : 
0.7 mile

  Elevation : 
1,850 feet - 2,150 feet range