Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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Though relatively unknown, Salt Creek Falls descends 286 feet into a basalt amphitheater base, making it Oregon's third tallest waterfall after Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge and Munson Creek Falls near Tillamook.  However, with an average flow of 250 cubic feet per second (cfs), Salt Creek Falls is much more impressive than Munson Creek Falls, which only boasts 5 cfs.*

Access to the falls is on a short paved path that hangs high above Salt Creek's eroded gorge.  You can also take the short, non-paved hiking trail down the canyon to a lower viewpoint.

If waterfalls are what you are looking for, this stop has many more in store!  Consider hiking 1.2 miles to the broad and lacy 120-foot Diamond Creek Falls, or hike an additional 1.3 miles to 160-foot Fall Creek Falls.

* Multnomah Falls has an average flow of 150 cfs.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Oregon's third tallest waterfall. Adjacent hikes.

Cons

No trail to the base of falls.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Waterfalls
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

12/09/2017
Two epic waterfalls can be seen here, Salt Creek and Diamond Creek Falls. Salt Creek is a quick walk while Diamond Creek is longer. This is a good spot to get into snow shoeing. Here is a video of my time here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep1UIQW65Os
07/16/2016
Beautiful waterfall feature that is seemingly overlooked! Easily accessed from the highway, and one that is worth a visit if you're travelling nearby.
05/29/2016
Such an amazing waterfall, and super easy to see with a short walk from your car. We did a great afternoon hike towards Fall Creek Falls after this, but definitely worth checking out Salt Creek Falls as a really short side trip.
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