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Junction City, Oregon, United States

Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls

Two beautiful waterfalls that gush in the winter and great for swimming in the summer.

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.6 miles / 4.2 km
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview: Alsea Falls Recreation Area is next to the South Fork Alsea River, in a lush coastal forest of red cedars, maples, and Douglas firs. The recreation area has 22 picnic tables, 16 campsites, hiking trails, and an outstanding view of Alsea Falls.

Throughout the spring and summer, visitors find blooming rhododendrons, Oregon grapes, dogwoods, and other wildflowers, as well as numerous wild berries. Trails lead to Alsea Falls and other scenic points along the river. Beavers build in the river, and deer and elk graze in the young areas of the forest. Fishing in the river.

Across the river the trail continues on to Green Peak Falls. The trail passes through the private campground of McBee Park.


Tips: From Corvallis, Oregon, take Highway 99 W south for 15 miles. Turn west on Alpine Road and drive five miles to Alpine Junction. Continue along the South Fork Alsea River Access Road (National Back Country Byway) for nine miles to Alsea Falls Recreation Site.

From the town of Alsea, Oregon, drive south on State Highway 201 one mile to South Fork Road, which then connects to the South Fork Alsea River Access Road (National Back Country Byway).

On a warm day, Alsea Falls Recreation Site offers cool relief along the river. During the winter months, the South Fork of the Alsea River provides excellent salmon and steelhead fishing.

Points of Interest

Campground
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Alsea Campground

A .5 mile trail connects the campground to the picnic area where you will find the falls and the trailhead.

First come first serve campground and picnic area

Group campsite 16 is $20 a night
Individual sites $12 a night
Day-use $3 per vehicle
Parking
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Picnic Area & Trailhead/Restrooms

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Alsea Falls

Junction
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Trail to Green Peak Falls

Cross the bridge to head towards Green Peak Falls
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Junction

You can either turn uphill here, or continue down the gravel road. If you turn uphill you can find a treehouse a hundred feet up a tree.
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Tree House

Look a hundred feet above you to look at the tree house, but don't climb up it's very dangerous.
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Trail Junction

Make sure you follow the trail here near a campground area. If you head up any of the steep trails you are going in the wrong direction.
Water
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Green Peak Falls

Pictures in this guide taken by: JMilesMiller
Reviews
loudlaugher
The falls were beautiful! It was fun also that Alsea Falls is right at the beginning of the trip and then you get to trek out to Green Peak Falls so its two for one hike which I love!

We went on the look for the tree house which was a little tricky to find but we did find it. It wasn't much to see in our opinion but it was still fun trying to find it up in the tree tops. It is way up there but the pic on here actually helped us to find it.

Green Peak Falls were amazing and the hike itself was so beautiful through the moss covered trees, loads of clover lining the trail and the gorgeous cool water! I would totally do this hike again!

Visited on Jul 19, 2014

by loudlaugher on Jul 20, 2014

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