Thundering Waters - Oregon Cascade Falls User Guide
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Bureau of Land ManagementUnited States Forest Service
Spirit Falls
Type of Falls: Fan Trail Length: 0.35 mile - Rating: Difficult

Aptly named, this 60-foot waterfall somehow seems surreal, with water from Alex Creek rushing through moss-covered bedrock. A dense, lush forest, thick with ferns, surrounds the area, shading the waterfall for most of the day. Spirit Falls is located in the Layng Creek Watershed, the municipal water supply for the city of Cottage Grove. Please protect water quality by adhering to regulations of no camping and no swimming.


From I-5 at Cottage Grove (Exit 174), travel east on Row River Road 19.4 miles to junction of Layng Creek Road (#17) and Brice Creek Road (#2470/22). Turn left on Layng Creek Road (#17), traveling 9.0 miles to gravel Road #1790. Turn right and continue 0.1 mile to Spirit Falls Trailhead.

Nearby Attractions

Rujada Camp, Moon Falls. Managed by Cottage Grove Ranger District, USFS

Spirit Falls
Spirit Falls

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