Loon Lake Falls

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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Loon Lake Falls


  • The trail begins in the Loon Lake Recreation Site beach area along a paved path.- Loon Lake Falls
  • The trail weaves through the old-growth of Elliott State Forest.- Loon Lake Falls
  • Old-growth Douglas fir trees line the trail as it separates to the optional lakefront trail.- Loon Lake Falls
  • Downed trees across the trail at the time of this publication.- Loon Lake Falls
  • Several narrow stairs take the trail up a short, steep slope.- Loon Lake Falls
  • The upper tier at Loon Lake Falls.- Loon Lake Falls
  • Loon Lake Falls at low summer flow.- Loon Lake Falls
  • View at the end of the trail from the upper tier of the falls.- Loon Lake Falls
  • The paved path returns to the Loon Lake Recreation Site beach.- Loon Lake Falls
  • View of Loon Lake from the optional lower trail.- Loon Lake Falls
Overview + Weather
Old-growth forest. Solitude. Short trail.
Short trail.
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Pets allowed: 
Net Elevation Gain: 
142.00 ft (43.28 m)
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.50 mi (0.80 km)
Trail type: 
Trailhead Elevation: 
539.00 ft (164.29 m)
Current Local Weather:
Hike Description

Hike Description

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The multi-tiered seasonal Loon Lake Waterfall pours over sheer, cascading cliffs, down through a lush, old-growth forest of Douglas fir and into Loon Lake.

The trailhead lies at the south end of the Loon Lake Recreation Site Beach, marked by a solitary sign. Beginning as a paved path but quickly becoming a dirt path, it is a short quarter-mile walk up and down slopes and stairs to the trail's end. It opens up at the base of the falls, offering a wooden bench to sit and enjoy the ambiance. The lush, green forest filled with tall trees, ferns, clovers and other flora is sure to delight any waterfall enthusiast. 

Return on the original upper trail, or take the alternate waterfront trail offering panoramic views of the picturesque Loon Lake. The nearby Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort is a great spot to stop for a quick swim or a bite to eat as you wrap up your day. This resort features cabins, yurts, campsites, and full-hookup RV sites along with a marina for those interested in exploring more of what Loon Lake has to offer. 

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