Fall Creek Falls National Recreation Trail #1502

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

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 through a narrow crevice in a large boulder, then climbs alongside the creek through old-growth Douglas-fir. After a short hike, the trail reaches the base of the falls, where you can view the largest, bottommost tier tumbling over a mossy rock 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: 03/27/2020- COVID-19 CLOSURE - To align with Oregon state public land agencies, the recreation site closures will extend through at least the closures are authorized through Sept. 30 but can be rescinded earlier.
Fees No
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.



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  Area/Length : 
0.9 miles

  Elevation : 
1,300 feet range