Fall Creek Falls National Recreation Trail #1502
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.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||06/22/2022: Open|
|Open Season:||Year Round|
|Closest Towns:||16.5 miles from Glide, OR|
|Water:||Surface water is available and should be treated.|
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.
- 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.
Alerts & Warnings
- Forest Order 06-15-03-22-464 Rescinded 09/21/2022
- Forest Order 06-15-03-22-468 Dated 09/21/2022
- Forest Order 06-15-03-22-467 Rescinded 09/13/2022
- Road 4720 & 4720-005 Closed Starting 9/19/22
- Forest Order #06-18-00-22-14 Dated 08/04/2022
- Termination of Order No. 06-15-00-22-460 No PURS in Effect
- Stay Limit on the Umpqua National Forest