Drift Creek Falls

An amazing hike and what a gift you get at the end – a suspension bridge that is 100 feet in the air and a waterfall that has a 75 foot drop!

Drift Creek Falls
DRIFT CREEK FALLS Lincoln City, Oregon P199

The trail itself is 1.25 miles to the suspension bridge. I heard a lot of scuttlebutt about how scary the bridge is. It’s not! Once you start crossing it you realize how secure it is and a few feet in your senses are swept away with the stunning view!

Across the Divide - Drift Creek Bridge
ACROSS THE DIVIDE Suspension Bridge – Drift Creek Falls in Lincoln City, Oregon P200

After you cross the suspension bridge it is a short walk, maybe another .25 miles, down to the base of the waterfall. I love how close you can get to this beautiful waterfall. You can feel it in your bones as it thunders over the cliff and drops 75 feet! Looking up you can appreciate how high the suspension bridge is.

Trails End - Drift Creek Falls & Bridge
TRAILS END Drift Creek Falls –  Lincoln City, Oregon P201

After you have enjoyed the atmosphere make sure to explore a little! Drift Creek itself has many beautiful spots. We wandered along the river’s edge a bitand enjoyed those fresh forest smells you only get when you’re in the middle of it. So much to enjoy!

Flow - Drift Creek
FLOW – Drift Creek Falls – Lincoln City, Oregon P202

Overall the hike back to the parking area is about 1.5 miles and although it is uphill most of the way, it is a very comfortable gradual slope. Plus there are 2 benches along the way to be able to relax and take a break if you need to!
I really recommend this hike if you are in the area ….. so worth it!

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