Length: 13.70 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $5.00
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Location: North of Dexter Reservoir, about 15 miles west of the town of Lowell and aprox. 45 minutes from Eugene
From Eugene and I-5, travel on Highway 58 about 14 miles and turn left over Dexter Reservoir towards Lowell at the covered bridge. Follow the Jasper-Lowell road 2.8 miles through Lowell (it’ll jog left and then right). Just before another covered bridge, turn right on Big Fall Creek Road and stay on this paved road. The lowest parking area is on the right across from the Dolly Varden Campground after about 10.3 miles.
As a Hiker Only route, it follows Fall Creek for most of the route, allowing the hiker to enjoy the cool valley air and observing the mix of riparian (streamside) vegetation. Just east of Bedrock Campground, the trail climbs up slope around a parcel of private land and then descends to Fall Creek.
The route is generally level with log footbridges for crossing streams. There are many scenic views of Fall Creek and side streams. Before reaching Bedrock Campground, Slick Creek is crossed on a bridge where there is a small cave and rock outcrops. Many good fishing, swimming, picnicking and camping spots are found along the trail. Above the Forest Road 1828 crossing, the trail used to cross Fall Creek on a 90-foot long log bridge. The segment of the trail from this crossing to Forest Road 1833 provides many scenic views of Fall Creek.
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil
Average Grade: 7%
Elevation Low Point: 950
Elevation High Point: 1,400
Year Designated: 1978
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Fall Creek Trail info
Website: USDA Forest Service Fall Creek page
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Swimming holes with clear water and lush forest, this trail is a summer favorite.
October 7, 2017
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