Drift Creek Falls - Hike near Otis, Oregon
NF-17, Otis, OR 97368, USA,Otis,Oregon
44.9355524, -123.8555587
7.6 miles SE of Otis, Oregon
Address: NF-17, Otis, OR 97368, USA
GPS: 44°56'8.0"N 123°51'20.0"W
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State: Oregon
Trail Length: 2.60 miles
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain: 564 feet

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Hike this unique trail where you have the opportunity to walk on a 240-foot long cable suspension bridge! From the bridge, you will be able to see marvelous views of Drift Creek Falls below you! Located in Siuslaw National Forest in Lincoln City, this hike is a MUST! The beginning of the hike is almost nearly all downhill and all uphill in return. The scenery is mainly all trees, but don't let that discourage you from hiking this awesome trail through a beautiful 50-year old regrowth forest. The trail is wide and well-maintained. You will cross a couple of small bridges over some streams before you reach the suspension bridge. The trail continues on to the bottom of the falls after you've crossed it. There's a safe area for kids to wade and play in the creek as well. It's important to be careful on this hike, especially during rainy weather. The trail and the bridges can become quite slippery.

This hike is great for all ages and will provide something interesting for both young and old!

NOTE: You have to pay a $5 fee to get into the park.

2.7K Written by katelocke

Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don't feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Otis, Oregon

  1. Head south on N Old Scenic Hwy 101 toward N North Bank Rd (0.3 mi)
  2. Turn left onto OR-18 E (3.5 mi)
  3. Turn right onto N Bear Creek Rd (3.3 mi)
  4. Keep left to stay on N Bear Creek Rd (0.7 mi)
  5. N Bear Creek Rd turns slightly right and becomes NF-17 (0.6 mi)
  6. Slight right to stay on NF-17 (3.5 mi)
  7. Turn right to stay on NF-17
    Destination will be on the left
    (0.8 mi)
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Drift Creek Falls Trail Waterfalls Amazing Waterfa by MM on Tour
Drift creek falls by justin knott Drift Creek Falls Suspension Bridge (Lincoln City, by WWExploring 1984 Drift Creek Falls - Suspension Bridge by Really Rose Drift Creek Falls Hike 12/23/13 by HighCascadesDrifter

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