Take in this scenic waterfall with turquoise blue water. If you're lucky, you may see kayakers running the falls.

There are no signs or trail head for the falls, but it's a popular spot for kayakers and photographers, so look for a faint boot path directly from the pulloff on Cook Underwood Road and follow it to the river.

The hike is short, but very steep, down a talus slope of loose rock and moss. There are sudden drop offs near the falls, so it is better to leave children and dogs at home. The climb/scramble back up to the road will definitely get your heart pumping.

Please note that Spirit Falls is on private property and some folks have run into trouble with the local sheriff. Proceed at your own risk. 

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Trekking Poles
  • Good boots for ankle support
  • Water (for the climb back up)
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RT Distance 1.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 516 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

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Private Property

Kind of a bummer, but someone bought the land around it so it's on private property now. We tried to go around the signs, but couldn't make it through some of the forest. I'd try asking the owners if anything.

Helpful parking hint from Heather Wold ....

The area she parked at was approx 10 yards south of mile marker 2 on Cook-Underwood Road. There's a clearing facing south where you can see toward OR. There's a trail headed straight down there. To avoid private property issues and parking hassles. Enjoy and be safe !

*on Private Property* Get Permission First

This location is on Private property. Go speak with the land owners first. They are willing but wish you speak with them first and sign a release form because the loose rocks are dangerous and there are rattle snakes in the rocks. So it is very dangerous to be accessing and they don't want liability.


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