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|Waterfalls are plentiful throughout the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. With abundant rainfall and many magnificent rivers, Oregon is a great place to scout falls. |
There are a dozen spectacular waterfalls listed below. Many are close to area highways, requiring only a short walk, or at most an easy, picturesque hike in. Some offer wheelchair accessible viewing platforms and can observed year-round.
Against a backdrop of old-growth trees and lava beds, soak up Proxy Falls' beauty; or marvel at Oregon's second-tallest waterfall, the magnificent Salt Creek Falls.
Closer to the coast, Sweet Creek Falls offers up eleven distinct falls all clustered together.
Fan shaped Diamond Creek falls drops 70-90 feet (21-27 m) and tiered Lower Falls drops 200-500 feet (61-76 m). To view the falls follow Diamond Creek Falls Trail #3598 MORE >>
Falls 80-120 feet (24-37 m) over an abrupt lava cap to the waiting pool below. Take Highway 126, turn left at Ice Cap Campground, then to a small parking area. MORE >>
Day Use Fee Area/Northwest Forest Pass. A true sense of deep-forest solitude and mountain beauty is found at Proxy Falls. Travel along the 1+ mile (1.6 km) loop trail MORE >>
Sahalie Falls plunges 100 feet (30 m) over a lava dam and then tumbles 40 feet (12 m) in a series of cascades. The Sahalie Falls viewpoint is wheelchair accessible. MORE >>
Salmon Creek Falls is a small 5-10 foot (1.5-3 m) drop in the creek. The day use area makes a great spot for picnicking and kayaking. Take Highway 58 to Salmon Creek MORE >>
Day Use Fee Area/Northwest Forest Pass. Oregon's second-highest waterfall, Salt Creek Falls is a popular place for visitors to explore. Viewing platforms are MORE >>
At Siuslaw bridge in Mapleton, leave Highway 126 and go south on Sweet Creek Road. A beautiful 11-mile (18-km) drive will take you to the first trailhead. Eleven MORE >>
Enjoy this scenic 60-foot waterfall nestled in a moss-covered rock grotto surrounded by a towering old-growth forest. A moderate .6 mile (1 km) narrow, meandering MORE >>