Friday, March 2, 2012

Drift Creek Falls & Suspension Bridge

The beautiful Oregon Coast is filled with spectacular hikes and scenery and activities. You can see a lot if you're driving along the coast route of Highway #101, but to really experience the beauty of nature, you must get out of your car and explore.

No matter what season, a wonderful hike with spectacular views and an amazing payoff is the Drift Creek Falls Trail and suspension bridge.. A fairly easy 3 mile round trip hike through lush forest. You'll then find yourself on a 240 foot suspension bridge, 100 feet above Drift Creek. The suspension bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Oregon. Never fear, the bridge barely moves under you and can hold a massive amount of weight! After crossing the bridge, you can take a short hike down to the pool bed. In the summer, you might even want to take a swim!

Directions from Sandlake Country Inn:
  • Go south on #101 from Pacific City
  • Take #18 east from Lincoln City.
  • About 4 miles on #18 you will see a brown park sign for Drift Creek Falls. Turn Left onto the side road.
  • Drive 9 miles to the paved parking lot and well marked trailhead.

Please note: You’ll need a $5 Northwest Forest Pass, which can be purchased at 

Drift Creek Falls & Suspension Bridge    Photo by Dee Brausch

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Diane Emineth
Your Romantic Getaway on the Beautiful Oregon Coast

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