Trestle Creek Falls

This ultimate waterfall adventure involves the classic lush grotto experience of the lower falls paired with a unique behind-the-falls perspective of the rocky upper falls.

Trestle Creek Falls is located near Cottage Grove in the Willamette Valley.

  • An elegant fan waterfall, framed by a mossy rock grotto, ferns and towering old growth; drops a total of 60 feet (18.288 m) over two tiers. 
  • Trestle Creek Trail #1403C is a moderate .75 mile (1.2070 km) hike over gentle terrain ideal for family hikes year-round.
  • Exert yourself on the more difficult Upper Trestle Creek Falls Trail #1403D for an additional 2.5 miles (4.0234 km) of adventure. On this portion, the trail goes behind the cascading waterfall itself! 
  • Trestle Creek Falls peaks in spring with snow-melt. Late summer and autumn when water levels drop, the fall's roar retreats to a melodious murmur.

Know Before You Go

  • The trailhead is approximately 25 miles (40.234 km) from Cottage Grove
  • Umpqua National Forest - Cottage Grove Ranger District
  • Watch out for poison oak along the trail on the southern slopes
  • No fee or permits required 

Directions: From Cottage Grove follow Row River Rd east for 19 miles (30.578 km).

At the junction of Layng Creek Rd and Brice Creek Rd, stay right travelling onto Brice Creek Rd for another 8.2 miles (13.197 km).

At the junction of Champion Creek Rd and Brice Creek Rd, park before the bridge. Follow the Brice Creek Trail across the foot bridge. Hike west on Brice Creek Trail #1403 to the Trestle Creek Falls Trailhead.

Enjoy this scenic 60 foot (18,3 m) horsetail waterfall ensconced in a moss-covered rock grotto ringed by old-growth forest. Trestle Creek is part of the Row River watershed and located in…

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