Pinard Falls

Umpqua Wilderness, Oregon

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  • The Pinard Falls Trailhead.- Pinard Falls
  • Pinard Falls is dog friendly.- Pinard Falls
  • Signage along the trail to Pinard Falls.- Pinard Falls
  • The dense forest floor along the trail to Pinard Falls.- Pinard Falls
  • Clearings along the hike to Pinard Falls.- Pinard Falls
  • Mushrooms are many on the forest floor of a temperate rainforest along the trail to Pinard Falls.- Pinard Falls
  • Smaller cascades are many along the trail to Pinard Falls.- Pinard Falls
  • One of the small cascades along the trail to Pinard Falls.- Pinard Falls
  • Ferns and forest foliage along the trail to Pinard Falls.- Pinard Falls
  • Pinard Falls.- Pinard Falls
  • Pinard Falls cascades about 100 feet.- Pinard Falls
  • Fallen timber along the route to Pinard Falls.- Pinard Falls
  • Unidentified species seen at Pinard Falls (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Pinard Falls
  • Pinard Falls from the lower vantage point.- Pinard Falls
  • Pinard Falls from the lower vantage point.- Pinard Falls
  • Fallen trees and the burbling creek below Pinard Falls.- Pinard Falls
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Amazing waterfall. Not crowded.
Cons: 
Muddy trail.
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Region:
Umpqua Wilderness, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
350.00 ft (106.68 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for: 
Hiking
Total Distance: 
1.20 mi (1.93 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
2,850.00 ft (868.68 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Originally discovered by timber prospectors, Pinard Falls was only known to locals willing to venture off the beaten path. Luckily the falls became accessible by formal trail in 2007, making it the first new trail in the Umpqua National Forest in 12 years. Part of the Row River drainage, the 105-foot Pinard Falls is the result of water from the Layng Creek forcing its way through a notch in the surrounding basalt before plunging into the pool below.

The trail begins by following an old logging road before beginning a moderately steep descent toward the falls. Like nearby Moon Falls and Spirit Falls, the trail here can be quite muddy; waterproof shoes or boots are recommended. A bench situated near the falls is a perfect place to contemplate the beauty of this unique and beautiful waterfall. Those willing to scramble down a particularly steep and muddy section of trail can gain another vantage point of the falls below.

As part of the Layng Creek Watershed, which supplies water to nearby Cottage Grove, no camping or swimming is allowed along the watershed.

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