If you’re looking to get away on an outdoor adventure and experience one of the most beautiful hikes in Oregon, then look no further than Drift Creek Falls! Located just a few miles outside of Lincoln City, this family-friendly hike takes you through stunning wooded areas full of Douglas Firs, Western Red Cedars, and some amazing views. With its dramatic cascade down 180 feet over mossy basalt rocks, this is certainly a hike not to be overlooked. Whether you’re a beginner hiker or more experienced – it won’t take long for you to fall in love with this picturesque trail! Join us as we explore all that Drift Creek Falls has to offer.

Hiking Drift Creek Falls

There’s a scenic hike just southeast of Lincoln City along Drift Creek, which leads to Drift Creek Falls. Once you pull off the main road you are about a thirty-minute drive from the beginning of the trailhead. At the start of the trail, there are bathrooms and a parking lot. (I really wish I had known there were going to be bathrooms. Yes, I went in the woods. My kids were shocked.)
Drift Creek 

It’s a beautiful hike and was easy enough that my six-year-old did it with no problems. Although the sign says it is 1.25 miles each way, I would guess it’s more like 2 miles each way. I checked a couple of hiking websites and they have various lengths published.Drift Creek Falls Hike

Hiking down the trail is easy, but the way up is more challenging since it is uphill. You go back the exact same way you hike to the falls. I prefer a hike that is a loop so I can see more, but the bridge is so cool and the waterfall is huge making it totally worth it.
Hiking with kids
Near the end of the trail, you will come upon a suspension bridge. The bridge is 240 long and reaches from one wall to the canyon to the other, over 100 feet above the creek. The bridge is quite impressive. It’s really amazing that they were able to build a bridge like this out there. They had to take in supplies to build it by helicopter.Drift Creek Falls Hike north of Newport, Oregon

You only have to walk about on the suspension bridge a few feet and then you will see Drift Creek Falls. It was a great waterfall.
Hiking Drift Creek Falls

Taking a day hike at the Drift Creek Falls Trail near Newport Oregon was an enjoyable experience. From its towering forest to the roaring waterfalls and fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities, there was something to enjoy here no matter what your preferences may be. This is a must-see destination for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities and travelers alike looking to explore the beauty of Oregon’s wilderness. Renting a campervan or booking a cabin rental in Newport is the perfect way to get out and explore all that nature has to offer in this area. But don’t just take my word for it – pack up your camping chairs, grab those hiking boots, and head out to discover these hidden gems for yourself! All you need is an adventurous spirit, fresh air, and a free afternoon filled with breathtaking views. So what are you waiting for? Hike to Drift Creek Falls waterfall

Do you know of any other good hikes near Lincoln City, Oregon or Newport, Oregon? We are always looking for fun new hikes to go on. Leave your suggestion below!

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