Suspension Bridges and Waterfalls; Hiking Drift Creek Falls, Oregon.
Updated: Aug 31, 2019
A few weeks back we were in the mood for a new trail. After doing some research, we settled on Drift Creek Falls near the Oregon coast. What caught my eye about this trail was the fantastic bridge that was built over a rocky gorge. At an incredible 250 feet long and 100 feet high, I knew this bridge was sure excite the kids and I was totally correct. #momwin
My kids are really obsessed with bridges. They are forever asking us to drive over the most spectacular bridges in Portland even if it means going way out of our way. I knew they'd find this bridge fascinating and it exceeded our expectations. It's way more amazing in person then through pictures. If you are in the area and have a bridge fanatic on your hands, this trip is worth the time!
The trail was kid friendly and pretty easy. The total trip was around 2.6 miles and my 4 and 7 year old had no issues completing the hike. The way down to the falls is downhill and thus extremely easy. The way back is uphill, so it's a little more challenging, especially with tired babies!
The forest is extremely lush and shaded. We went at mid-day and it was a nice place to escape the heat. Once at the falls, we played for about 45 minutes before heading back. My kids loved to climb the logs, rocks and play in the shallow pools by the falls.
The area was incredibly crowded, so that was the only major draw back, but other than that, it was a perfect spot to stop hiking and relax a bit.
Have a great week friends!