Spirit and Moon Falls Trail

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Spirit and Moon Falls Trail is a 1.2 mile out and back trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Brittany Milam (69)

2 Completed2 Reviews

This short trail is one of our favorites. Spirit Falls is a short walk/hike and kid friendly! We take our 8, 4, and 1 year old boys. Plus when you get to the bottom you can play in the little pools! We saw frogs, fish, and crawdads.

B W. (56)

Moon Falls: Great hike!! I wouldn't give it 5 stars as a hike with kids. Most of it is great, but there is a small portion with a steep drop on one side, a bit rocky of a path as well. Perhaps great for older kids, mine are young and it was a little scary for them. The distance was good for the kids and my in laws. Parking could be tricky.

Amy & Michael Conkey (88)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike to do with kids, well kept trail and a beautiful destination. We only visited Spirit Falls this time, but it was beautiful. I'm looking forward to going back.

George McKee (21050)

92 Completed92 Reviews

A nice short hike to a beautiful waterfall. The trail is downhill to the waterfall but not too steep. The kids will love this one. Moon Falls and Pinard Falls are not far away so try to see all three.

Sarah Mayfield (222)

3 Completed2 Reviews

We loved Spirit Falls! It was so lovely and lush. The hike (really a walk) only took about 7 minutes from the road. We never found Moon Falls though! We turned at the road where the sign points you to Moon Falls and drove about 5 miles and reached another sign that pointed us back down the way we came. We paid better attention to all the little side trails but never saw a sign. Still worth it though!

Dan Hughes (67)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful and picturesque. Easy hike and great picnic spot. Only draw back is the short length of the hike, if you're looking for a little exercise. Will go back.

Shawn Schneider (675)

10 Completed4 Reviews

We hiked these 3 falls last weekend the directions from the Registerguard article were easy to follow.

The trail did have some running water on it and was muddy but we were there after a week of heavy rain. Worth the time there are 3 falls with in a few miles of one another.

Check out the article in the Register Guard below for directions to the 3 falls.


Wayne Parker (276)

3 Completed1 Reviews

An easy hike to Spirit and Moon falls...lots of people with dogs. There is 1 picnic table at the base of each falls.

lance kimball (77)

5 Completed1 Reviews

Short hikes. Beautiful waterfalls.

Aaron O. (143)

wonderful views of the falls.