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University Falls

Northern Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • Early fall colors with the impressive cascade.- University Falls
  • Leaves on the trail to University Falls in autumn.- University Falls
  • A March snow brings contrast to Elliott Creek.- University Falls
  • Heavy flow in March.- University Falls
  • A March snow brings contrast to Elliott Creek.- University Falls
  • Close up of the impressive University Falls.- University Falls
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Short trail. Impressive wide cascading falls.
Cons: 
Short trail. A few logging roads. Active logging in the area.
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Region:
Northern Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
144.00 ft (43.89 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.60 mi (0.97 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,745.41 ft (532.00 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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University Falls is an often overlooked yet impressive falls in Tillamook State Forest. Falling 55 feet over a wide basalt cliff, this beautiful cascade is accessible by a short and gentle trail any time of the year. While the route to the trailhead can be somewhat difficult to find due to multiple turns on logging roads, it is still a short distance off of the Wilson River Highway (Highway 6). Enjoy the ambiance of red alder and the roar of University Falls as Elliott Creek rushes by. 

Note that the trail may be closed periodically and without warning due to active logging operations in the area.

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