Abiqua Falls Trailhead
- Address: Crooked Finger Rd NE, Scotts Mills, OR 97375, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-5038453030
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Trail, Family And Kids
Abiqua Falls Trailhead - Review
Abiqua Falls Trailhead is a popular hiking area in Marion County, Oregon. Though this is a private property, it is open to the public. Hard to find and harder to reach, this waterfall is a paradise for nature lovers. There are steep slopes surrounded by scenic woods which will take you to the waterfall. But, be prepared to walk with the help of the rope as the landscapes are a bit tricky. But, it is worth all the efforts as the actual site is full of natural beauty. Sitting by the edge listening to the sound of cascading water will soothe your mind. Consider visiting this waterfall to spend some quality time away from a chaotic city.
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Abiqua Falls Trailhead, Scotts Mills Reviews
This trail was definitely a lot of fun! If you drive all the way to the trailhead, I recommend a vehicle with high clearance and 4x4 (especially for the drive back up), otherwise you could rip your power steering lines or damage an axle. This trail was lightly trafficked when I went on a Wednesday. Only passed 5 other people. There are ropes in place in some steep areas that some kind soul was thoughtful enough to install, I made use of most of them. I used a map and my ears, and continued upstream until I found the falls. This is a treasure! Towering walls engulf the falls area with jagged, sharp shapes that house dramatic shadows with contrasting, vibrant greenery growing out of the rock walls. The waterfall is close to 100 feet tall, and in early June when I went the waters were flowing with powerful force. I am in one of my photos of the fall, to the left - I look like an ant. I definitely recommend this trail. I can't wait to come back and bring my son!
It is a pretty steep and somewhat difficult trail. Worth the effort though. Stunning views of Abiqua Falls. It was very crowded on the Saturday we were there, so getting good pictures without people was a challenge. There were lots of dogs and people swimming in the pool. The drive down to the trailhead is very rough and rocky. I would recommend a high clearance, 4WD vehicle.
You will definitely want a high clearance vehicle to drive down to the trailhead. If you don't you'll want to park up the road a ways so as not to bottom out your vehicle. The road gets very rough in spots. The path down is pretty steep. Good shoes are in order. It's very rocky and unimproved. You'll want to keep to the left path when given a choice as the other branch is for mountain goats and the foolhardy. When it's time to come back up there are some ropes that will help you up the steepest parts. The falls and creek are absolutely beautiful and worth any trepidation during the decent. It is really something to behold. You won't regret it.
Didn't actually make it quite to the falls because of an injury, but very beautiful and remote countryside. Definitely will want a four-wheel drive (truck, jeep, etc). Going back in 2 weeks 😁
As of 5/31/18, there was a large pitbull on the loose that would follow and at times jump on you. It appears that the owner had abandoned his dog here and it's very unfortunate. The climb (not hike) down itself is dangerous and requires a rope (already there), significant coordination, and athletic ability. Definitely not family friendly. If you are not fit and not an advanced hiker, please visit other waterfalls or you may end up risking your life here. But if you were able to make it down to the waterfalls, it's breathtaking and is definitely one of the best ones in Oregon. Key note: the trail is behind the gate. I made the mistake of hiking past the gate for an embarrassingly long length of time before heading backwards. Do drive a 4X4 as the path from crooked fingers road is absolutely not paved and filled with potholes.