Kentucky Falls Trail

#3 of 29 trails in Siuslaw Falls County Park

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Kentucky Falls Trail is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Reedsport, Oregon that features two waterfalls and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Robert Smith (518)

32 Completed4 Reviews

Great start to the New Year with this hike. Being new to the area it is exciting to go out and explore the different areas. Getting here is the bigger challenge than the hike for sure. Makes for an interesting day though. Trail was in great shape. No one was around when I arrived. Hiked to the falls and continued for another couple of miles just to check things out. Beautiful place to explore.

David Snyder (69)

2 Completed2 Reviews

My girlfriend and I currently live 500 miles apart. Myself in NorCal, she is in South Puget Sound. For the last few months we have been meeting in the middle in Florence. We found this trail on another website, decided to give it a try. The drive out to the trailhead takes a little bit of effort, but once you get started almost immediately you are rewarded with the beautiful Upper Kentucky falls. As you keep going you eventually come to the confluence of Kentucky Creek and Smith River, and boy what a sight. This is one of the more amazing waterfalls I have seen in the Northwest. The trail is not very difficult. A few switchbacks here and there but relatively gentle ups and downs.

Zac Stephens (131)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Probably my family's favorite. It's true, it is a bit of an adventure getting there, but one with great views and interesting drive if coming from 126 and heading south. The hike is long enough to be challenging for the kids, but not too steep (mostly) and the falls are some of the best to see in person. Also, less crowded than many other waterfall hikes close by. All around great!

Matt Roseman (127)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike, went there again today to photograph the falls, thought I may have made the dice for nothing as there was a sign at the trailhead saying That the trail was out after Kentucky falls. I didn't know if that meant the upper or lower falls. I didn't see any landslides or bridges out as far as I had gone (to lower Kentucky falls). This is a great hike if you ask me, the upper portion of trail is especially beautiful. The falls are great, especially when the smith falls and Kentucky falls are nearly side-by-side...the trail continue past the falls but you have to back track to the last switchback if you want to go on....

Brad Bohrer (250)

17 Completed7 Reviews

Three waterfalls inside of an hour. Totally incredible!

Robert Boyd (522)

15 Completed12 Reviews

Nice falls, a pretty easy trek down to the base (my son was 4yo and made it in) but the hike back up (especially with a 4yo) was a bit more challenging. Not spectacular as far as falls go, but a nice area to enjoy overall.

Kristine Lisenby Rice (92)

1 Completed1 Reviews

The hike is not worth the drive there. The falls were pretty but the hike overall was not amazing

Brian B. (125)

Beautiful hike. Did it during Spring Break '11 and was there for trail Maintenance. Highly recommended. Only 4 stars because it is steep and the end at the falls kind of melts into nothing past the stairs. Maybe this is a plus, makes the great campsite harder to find.

Del Clark (206)

9 Completed7 Reviews

Getting to the trailhead was more adventureous than the actual hike. But the beauty of the forest and the waterfalls were spectacular. We had a small picnic on a log at the base of the waterfall and it was amazing. Anyone thinking about taking this trail should go ahead and plan it, totally worth your time.

Tami Howard (177)

3 Completed4 Reviews

I did this hike a couple years ago and it is beautiful. The trails had not been maintained after the winter and there were several mudslides and trees down on the trail but with some care it was a beautiful hike. The falls are breathtaking.

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