Fall Creek Falls National Recreation Trail #1502

Area Status: Open
A waterfall cascades down a rocky cliff with a little moss growing on the wet parts of the rock.

The one-mile Fall Creek Falls National Recreation Trail leads to a multi-tiered waterfall with the two largest tiers measuring 35 and 50 feet. The trail passes is located within the burn scar of the 2020 Archie Creek Fire. After a short hike, the trail reaches the base of the falls, where you can view the largest, bottommost tier tumbling over a rocky cliff. The trail then continues more steeply to a viewing platform where you can view the second to the last tier, before climbing to connect with the old North Umpqua Highway, Road 4710. From this vantage point, you can view the top of the falls descending into the gorge you just climbed through.

If you’d like to extend your hike, Job's Garden Trail #1502-A is a half-mile from the Fall Creek Falls Trailhead and offers a 0.25 mile detour to a basalt rock outcropping.

Fall Creek Falls National Recreation Trail #1502 - View of falls 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Fall Creek Falls Trail will be closed on Wednesdays for the next several weeks until May 15 as the forest works on hazard tree removal. 
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: 16.5 miles from Glide, OR
Water: Surface water is available and should be treated.

General Information


Use Fall Creek Falls Trailhead

From Roseburg, OR, turn onto OR-138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard. Continue on OR-138 approximately 16 miles until you reach the town of Glide, OR. Upon entering Glide the North Umpqua Ranger Station will be on your left. From Glide, OR, take Highway 138 east 16.5 miles to the trailhead, located on the left (or north) side of the highway.


Day Hiking

  • This short one mile hike leads to Fall Creek Falls.
  • The hike is one mile and takes approximately 30 minutes to hike one way.


  • This one mile trail leads visitors to Fall Creek Falls.
  • The one-way trip duration is approximately 30 minutes.
Difficulty Level: Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
0.9 miles

  Elevation : 
1,300 feet range