Hike to Niagara Falls, OR
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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.
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.
- Simple hiking pack
- Picnic for the end of the trail
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Pay attention to the signs for the trailhead, and you'll have no problems getting there. One item to note is that you hike down to the falls and back up to the parking area. At the trailhead it says it's one mile down, with an elevation change of 325'. One mile, yes but some might consider the hike out a little difficult. We did it in a couple hours at the end of March and only saw one other couple along the trail. The trail was muddy and there was a small section washed out but passable. With that, the end was VERY rewarding! Both Niagara and Pheasant Creek Falls were running high with all the rain and runoff. It's a beautiful hike.
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