Added by Dusty Klein
This is a short, quick hike to a gorgeous Pacific Northwest waterfall (55 ft).
The 0.3 mile hike to University Falls seems longer than it is because you'll be stopping to take pictures every step of the way. No, you're not in an enchanted forest, you're in the Tillamook National Forest. The waterfall you're about to find, however, certainly is enchanting.
From Portland, head towards the coast range and turn left at Browns Camp. Immediately bear right and follow a gravel road for several miles, following signs to University Falls Trailhead.
The short hike to the falls is rewarded by a beautiful cascade, surrounded by mossy trees and rocks. Large logs lying across the creek make for a good lunch or hangout spot.
This area makes for a great break along the drive from Portland to the coast. To avoid the noise of friendly ATV riders, plan to come during weekdays.
- Hiking boots
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
ReviewsLeave a Review
Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!
More Adventures Nearby
Hike to God's Thumb
Oregon / Roads End State Park Parking
From Road's End State Park, map your way to the end of NE Port Street and park on a pull off next to the described gate: on your right you'll see the gate with three skinny trees to the right of it.
Hike to Indian Point
Oregon / Herman Creek Trailhead
Park at the Herman Creek Trailhead in Cascade Locks 2 miles from the exit. Remember to bring your Northwest Forest pass or a $5 payment to park.