Flanked by ferns, alder trees and vine maple, Drift Creek Trail winds through the rain-drenched Siuslaw National Forest.
The highlight of the trail is a 240-foot long cable suspension bridge. Anchored by cables and ties that are cemented into opposing bluffs, the bridge holds over a hundred fifty thousand pounds.
While the bridge does offer a bit of a bounce, the thirty-inch wide tread is perfectly safe and the bird’s-eye view will leave you spellbound. As does Drift Creek Falls, a 65-foot freefall, whopper of a waterfall that’s located immediately below you.
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From Highway 101 just south of Lincoln City turn east on Drift Creek Rd. After 1.6 miles at a T turn right on Drift Creek Road. In .4 miles keep slight left on Drift Camp Creek Road. Follow this road for 10.5 windy miles on a paved road.
You need a Northwest Forest Pass, which can be bought for $5 at the trailhead.