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Top 30 Oregon Waterfall Hikes

August 9, 2021

Oregon is a beautiful place to see some amazing waterfalls. From Portland, to Salem, to Eugene, to Bend all regions of the State of Oregon, here are the top 30 best waterfall hikes:

1. Abiqua Falls

Abiqua Falls Waterfall

A popular waterfall in the state of Oregon is Abiqua Falls. The waterfall itself is 92 feet high and the surrounding area is full of gorgeous trees and rocks.

Just follow the creek back until you hear the rushing sound of a waterfall.

Miles: 5.3

Closest city: Drake Crossing / Silverton / Salem

Difficulty: Difficult

Type: Out & Back

2. Chush Falls

Chush Falls

In the shade of the Three Sisters, this waterfall comes in around 67 feet in elevation. Chush Falls is wide and beautifully tucked into this spectacular trail.

Miles: 5.1

Closest city: Sisters

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

3. Memaloose and Clackamas Falls

Memaloose & Clackamas Falls

This hike is for serious adventurers looking to clime some rough terrain. There aren't too many signs for the trailhead so keep a watchful eye for the opening of the trail a mile and a half into the old logging trail.

A 120 ft waterfalls highlight the amazing Memaloose & Clackamas Falls.

Miles: 5.7

Closest city: Dodge

Difficulty: Difficult

Type: Out & Back

4. Latourell Falls

Latourell Falls Waterfall

Near Portland comes a 224 foot waterfall that is easy to get to and one of the most sought after waterfalls in the Western Oregon area. The Latourell Falls trail is easy to find and starts with a paved path to let you know exactly where it is.

Miles: 2.4

Closest city: Portland / Corbette

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Loop

5. Wahkeena-Multnomah Loop

Wahkeena-Multnomah Waterfall

Another beautiful location near Portland, Oregon. Multnomah Falls is the highlight of this trail but there are about 6 waterfalls in total.

This trail is a popular destination so be sure you get up early to avoid the crowds! You can hike in both ways.

Miles: 5

Closest city: Troutdale / Portland

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Loop

6. Horsetail Falls and Ponytail Falls

Horsetail Falls & Ponytail Falls

Two 100ft falls are located on this trail tucked away in the Columbia River Gorge. Stunning creeks and trails are all over this state park so take your time enjoying the beauty of Horsetail Falls & Ponytail Falls.

Miles: 0.8

Closest city: Dodson

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

7. Proxy Falls

Proxy Falls

A great hike for an easy going waterfall hike. The Upper Proxy Falls are over 100 feet high and the Lower Proxy Falls are over 200 feet high!

Enjoy this trail in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

Miles: 1.5

Closest city: McKenzie Bridge

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Loop

8. Lemolo Falls

Lemolo Falls

In Southern Oregon, Lemolo Falls is one of the more hidden gems on this list. Coming in at over 160 feet, this waterfall takes you all the way from the top to the bottom for the ultimate experience.

Miles: 2.5

Closest city: Chemult

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Out & Back

9. Pool Creek Falls

Pool Creek Falls

Tucked away east of Eugene is the best kept secret Pool Creek Falls. It is a very short trail for such a beautiful waterfall with a cave that can be accessed across the creek bed.

Miles: 0.8

Closest city: Oakridge

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

10. Trestle Creek Falls

Trestle Creek Falls

This 100 foot beauty takes you along a worth while trailhead to an incredible destination. The plant life can be extraordinary here, don't miss out on Trestle Creek Falls!

Miles: 3.75

Closest city: Cottage Grove

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Loop

11. Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls Waterfall

A whopping 10 waterfalls can be seen on this long trail near Portland, OR. You can even walk behind a few of them! Don't miss out on Silver State Park's beautiful waterfalls.

Miles: 7.6

Closest city: Silverton / Salem

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Loop

12. Tumalo Falls

Tumalo Falls

Another trail in the shadow of the Three Sisters Mountains, Tumalo Falls waterfall trail is one you don't want to miss. You can find around 7 falls here and it is revered as one of the best waterfall destinations in Oregon!

Miles: 8.2

Closest city: Bend

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Loop

13. McDowell Creek Falls

McDowell Creek Falls

Park near the trailhead and follow the McDowell Creek to this unbelievable waterfall. Two sections are connected by a bridge that takes you all the way down the falls and into a beautiful Crystal Pool.

Miles: 1.6

Closest city: Sweet Home

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Loop

14. Toketee Falls

Toketee Falls

Carved out of a lava flow, this 113ft waterfall is an easy stop off the road in Central Oregon. Get ready to walk some stairs to the incredible view of Toketee Falls!

Miles: 0.8

Closest city: Clearwater

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

15. Lillian Falls

Lillian Falls

Lillian Falls waterfall is narrow yet over 150 feet tall. The Black Creek Trail continues on up to Waldo Lake for a bonus hike if you are down for a challenge.

Miles: 2.5

Closest city: Oakridge

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

16. Drift Creek Falls

Drift Creek Falls

Sometimes you have to climb down and back up to see an amazing waterfall in Oregon. A massive suspension bridge hangs over 200 feet in the air over the 60 foot Drift Creek Falls and the creek below. One of the more breathtaking Oregon Coast waterfalls on this list.

Miles: 3

Closest city: Lincoln

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

17. Salt Creek Falls

Salt Creek Waterfall

If you are looking for a waterfall trail that is perfect for any season, check out the Salt Creek Falls. Near some of the other falls on this list, this waterfall comes in at around 280 feet that you can view from breathtaking angles along the trails.

These falls are some of the largest in Oregon!

Miles: 5

Closest city: Oakridge

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Loop

18. Paulina Falls

Paulina Waterfall

This Central Oregon gem is not located on most maps. Dozens of waterfalls and beautiful ponds line this very hidden Paulina Falls waterfall adventure.

Miles: 5.1

Closest city: LaPine

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

19. Sahalie and Koosah Falls

Sahalie & Koosah Waterfalls

These two amazing waterfalls are not too difficult to see off of the trail. With Sahalie & Koosah Falls there are plenty of hiking options after you pass the two 100 foot waterfalls on your way to the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail.

Miles: 2.8

Closest city: McKenzie Bridge

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Loop

20. Lower Soda Creek Falls

Lower Soda Creek

Cascadia Park highlights these breathtaking waterfalls along the Lower Soda Creek. This easy hike might be the perfect start to your waterfall hiking addiction!

Miles: 1.5

Closest city: Sweet Home

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

21. Pheasant Creek Falls & Niagara Falls Trail

Pheasant Creek Falls

Don't miss out on these two 100ft falls in the Siuslaw national Forest. A shorter trail for such amazing waterfalls, the Pheasant Creek and Niagra Falls waterfalls are nothing but breathtaking.

Miles: 1.4

Closest city: Blaine

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Out & Back

22. Munson Creek Falls

Munson Creek Falls

The largest waterfall for the shortest hike. Munson Creek Falls comes in around 300 feet and the state park has plenty to offer the causal hiker.

Miles: 0.5

Closest city: Pleasant Valley

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

23. Kentucky Falls

Kentucky Falls

In Western Oregon, Kentucky Falls is one of the highlights of the Oregon Coastal Range. An amazing set of waterfalls make this trip worth it.

Miles: 4.4

Closest city: Mapleton

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Out & Back

24. Sweet Creek Falls

Sweet Creek Falls

Travel along the creek to the quaint Sweet Creek Falls. Basically a white water rapids situation with a few steeper drops, this trail is great for the casual hiker with its boardwalks and stairs.

Miles: 2.1

Closest city: Mapleton

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

25. Fishhawk Falls

Fishhawk Waterfall

Located in Lee Wooden County Park, Fishhawk Waterfall is a short hike and a beautiful view.

Miles: 2.1

Closest city: Mapleton

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

26. Golden and Silver Falls

Golden & Silver Falls

Named due to its shimmering beauty, Golden & Silver Falls 250 foot giants make some of the largest waterfalls on this list. View the massive falls during the spring and winter on the wooden bridge that is attached to the cliff over 300ft in the air!

Miles: 1.2

Closest city: Point Terrace

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

27. Strawberry Falls

Strawberry Waterfall

The Strawberry Falls hike is one of the most rewarding hikes on this list. There are so many beautiful trees, flowers, lakes, and meadows on the way to this 50ft waterfall.

Miles: 5.2

Closest city: Prairie City

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Out & Back

28. Moon Falls

Moon Falls

A cascading waterfall trail that will leave you speechless. Moon Falls provides you with an easy hike and an amazing waterfall in the Umpqua National Forest.

Miles: 1.2

Closest city: Oakridge

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Out & Back

29. Falls Creek on Hurricane Creek

Hurricane Creek Waterfall

Huge mountains and a gorge highlight Falls Creek on Hurricane Creek. This is an easy 6 miles that can be extended to a 20 mile hike through the mountains.

Miles: 6

Closest city: Joseph

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Loop

30. Diamond Creek Falls

Diamond Waterfall

At almost 300 feet we've saved one of the best for last. This amazing Diamond Creek Falls waterfall is great for any season and the 5 mile hike in is a great way to exercise!

Miles: 5

Closest city: Oakridge

Difficulty: Moderate

Type: Loop

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