Short Hike to University Falls

Gaston, Oregon

4.0/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

0.6 miles

Elevation Gain

180 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

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.

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

Reviews

Nothing crazy and nothing to break your back over but it’s fun to bring the family here

Secluded location

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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