Hike to Niagara Falls, OR

Oregon Niagara Falls

Added by Melanie Ahrens

Beautiful scenery, with two 100-foot tall waterfalls and minimal elevation gain. Incredible lush greenery on a secluded, well-maintained trail that follows alongside a rambling creek.

Getting There

Get onto Highway 101. Between Tillamook and Lincoln City at the town of Beaver, turn east near mile marker 80 onto a paved road toward upper Nestucca River. Follow this scenic road 6.7 miles to the town of Blaine. Stay to the right and drive another 4.8 miles; between mile markers 11 and 12, turn right onto FS Road 8533 where you'll see a sign to Niagara Falls Trail. This road turns to gravel, and after 4.3 miles there will be a small sign indicating the trail; turn right here. After 0.7 miles, the trailhead will be on the left.

The Trail

The hike to Niagara Falls is a casual four-mile round trip hike with only 800 feet of elevation gain. It passes through a forest of Douglas firs and mossy arches of maple vines. You'll cross over four wooden bridges traveling along a creek. You'll come to Niagara Falls first, a lovely 100-foot fan falls. From here, follow the trail another 100 yards and you'll come to Pheasant Falls.

To see the falls at their fullest, plan your hike for late winter or early spring.

Pack List

  • Simple hiking pack
  • Water
  • Picnic for the end of the trail
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

4 Miles

Elev. Gain:

800 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall

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How to Get There

12 months ago

Great Simple Hike

Great simple hike

12 months ago

Added by Melanie Ahrens

Outdoor enthusiast. Hiking, climbing and peak bagging in the summer; snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter. Always up for a new adventure!

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