00
Shares

Abiqua Falls

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Start Exploring
Abiqua Falls
00

Shares

Advertisement
  • The beginning of the trail.- Abiqua Falls
  • - Abiqua Falls
  • Red alder (Alnus rubra).- Abiqua Falls
  • Looking down on Abiqua Creek.- Abiqua Falls
  • Red alder engulfed in moss.- Abiqua Falls
  • Unidentified stonecrop species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Abiqua Falls
  • Steep trail down to Abiqua Creek.- Abiqua Falls
  • Abiqua Creek.- Abiqua Falls
  • Abiqua Creek.- Abiqua Falls
  • Abiqua Creek canyon.- Abiqua Falls
  • Abiqua Creek canyon.- Abiqua Falls
  • Abiqua Falls.- Abiqua Falls
  • Looking up at the basalt amphitheater at Abiqua Falls.- Abiqua Falls
  • Abiqua Falls.- Abiqua Falls
  • Columnar jointed basalt at Abiqua Falls.- Abiqua Falls
  • Abiqua Creek canyon.- Abiqua Falls
  • The closed gate just after the trailhead.- Abiqua Falls
  • Late autumn leaves fill the pool.- Abiqua Falls
  • The contrasting ice with the deep green waters during high flow can be pretty spectacular.- Abiqua Falls
  • A unique amphitheater of columnar basalt surrounds Abiqua Falls.- Abiqua Falls
  • Abiqua Falls in autumn.- Abiqua Falls
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Stunning waterfall.
Cons: 
Nearby clear-cut. Steep and unimproved trail.
Advertisement
Region:
Willamette Valley, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Total Distance: 
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
1,440 ft (439 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
250 ft (76 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
Powered by Dark Sky

Today

Rain overnight.
57°F
44°

Fri

Rain until evening, starting again overnight.
46°F
41°

Sat

Heavy rain and windy throughout the day.
53°F
41°

Sun

Heavy rain until afternoon and windy in the morning.
55°F
51°

Mon

Mostly cloudy until evening.
62°F
49°

Tue

Partly cloudy in the morning.
65°F
46°

Wed

Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
60°F
47°
Advertisement
Hike Description

Hike Description

Team

Hidden on private land owned by the Mount Angel Abbey, Abiqua Falls is arguably one of Oregon's most spectacular waterfalls.  The 92-foot waterfall is perfectly framed by an enormous basalt amphitheater adorned with lichens, mosses and various ferns, but what makes the hike to the classic cascade so special is that it is so difficult to find, making the end destination that much more rewarding.

As you venture past Scotts Mills, be sure to watch your odometer as none of the forest roads off of Crooked Finger Road are marked.  Passing unfortunately large swaths of clear-cut forest you will eventually reach to the trailhead, which also isn't marked.  See our driving directions for details.

If you have the time, take one of the best waterfalls tours in the Pacific Northwest by visiting nearby Butte Creek Falls and the 10 falls within Silver Falls State Park.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide + Trail Map

Field Guide + Trail Map

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(26 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(55 within a 30 mile radius)

Advertisement
Related Content

Related Content

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
436 Members
Who's Done It
184 Members
Submission by
Team
1260 Adventures Explored
1258 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info