Upper Trestle Creek Trail #1403D

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Partially constructed by volunteers, Upper Trestle Creek Trail was completed in the fall of 1998 and provides an opportunity for a loop trail with the adjoining Brice Creek Trail #1403.

Starting near Brice Creek Trail’s eastern terminus, the first half of this trail climbs through a forested landscape into the upper portion of Trestle Creek. After 1.5 miles, the trail enters a lush fern grotto and passes behind the upper segment of a 65-foot, two-tiered waterfall. Passing behind the waterfall in the springtime when the falls are at its highest flow is a remarkable experience.

The remaining mile of trail descends back through forest towards Brice Creek Trail. From here you can either hike 0.7 miles east along Brice Creek Trail to Champion Creek Trailhead or 0.8 miles west to Lund Park Campground.

This trail is often done in conjunction with Trestle Creek Trail #1403C.

Upper Trestle Creek Trail #1403D - Behind the waterfall

Upper Trestle Creek Trail #1403D - Waterfall

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 04/03/2021: Recently maintained by Scorpion Crew Volunteers.
Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Water: Surface water should be treated.

General Information

General Notes:
  • Please pack out all trash and help preserve the beauty and tranquility of this area.
  • Be aware of poison oak on the drier, south-facing slopes above Brice Creek, specifically on the eastern half of the trail.


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. Turn right on Brice Creek Road 2470 and continue for another 8.2 miles to the Champion Creek Trailhead for Brice Creek Trail.

The trailhead is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Cottage Grove, OR.



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  Area/Length : 
2.6 miles

  Elevation : 
2,000 feet - 2,600 feet range