Spirit and Moon Falls Trail

#1 of 126 trails in Umpqua National Forest
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.

1.2 miles 300 feet Out & Back
kid friendly hiking over grown waterfall
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Jodie Cline

1 Completed1 Reviews

After 3 attempts, we finally found moon falls. Was it ever worth it! Long drive, well maintained gravel road, but totally worth it. Even the drive had amazing views (we took 58). Moon falls is a very short "hike" from the parking area - well maintained trail and my kids (1 & 3) were able to walk almost all of it except for a few steep spots. My advice to others seeking Moon, Spirit, and Pinard falls - do not use directions from websites. Plug coordinates into your GPS.

Stephanie Southwick

14 Completed9 Reviews

The drive out there was very pretty due to the fall colors but a long one at that, decent drive though. The hike, if you can even call it a hike, was very short and all down hill. Well maintained trail. The fall itself was not impressive but then again there was hardly any water coming down the "fall" a light trickle in my opinion. Overall I was pretty disappointed and will not be going out there again especially for how far you have to drive, save your gas and go elsewhere. Still a fun day to get out of the house. Oh and there was only one waterfall so I'm not sure why it says Moon Falls on here, totally not on the same hike......There's a sign for Moon Falls up the road but we never found it. Very poor markings. I don't know why this says Spirit and Moon Falls, completely false. Either way, Happy Hiking~

Jessie Martin

3 Completed3 Reviews

The drive there was rough, definitely better for cars with good tires since you're on gravel road for about 15 mi. Only made it to the Spirit Falls, very beautiful though! Short hike through the forest from where we parked the car. Let our dog off the leash so he could bound through the forest, and he had a good time wading around in the water at the base of the waterfall when we got there. Picnic table and bench there too, we sat down on a big log and ate our lunch.

Jarrad Smith

3 Completed3 Reviews

Beautiful falls, gorgeous, easy trail meandering through old growth forest. Definitely worth the long haul on a well-kept gravel road.

rich robare

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great short hike to both.Nice easy hike for the wife and dogs loved it .Want to do it again when more snow pack in spring.New to Oregon we hike to a lot of waterfalls makes for enjoyable end of trail.

Billy D.

It was great hike with my kids.

Diana Howe

4 Completed1 Reviews

Not a lot of water falling, but a great couple of hikes. Short, easy, and not a lot of people when we were there.

Bryce Wilkinson

4 Completed4 Reviews

Spirit falls was a pretty impressive waterfall. The best part is taking a detour off the path to hike up above the waterfall, its an awesome view from up top and plenty more to see.

Shawna Fast

1 Completed2 Reviews

Relatively easy, short, flat hike. Very muddy today but that is spring for you. One picnic table up close to the base of the fall. One of the taller cascading falls. A new favorite for this former wild land firefighter. If you don't carry a detailed Umpqua nation forest map the turn off can be a little trick. From spirit creek the sign says three miles, which seems true but the spur road is not clearly marked for moon falls. Basically it's to right and is only marked with a TH arrow sign pointing down the spur road. Short drive and you are there. You notice large pot holes near the entrance and you know you are on the right spur road.

Shawna Fast

1 Completed2 Reviews

Spirit falls was and short easy turn back trail in spite the four inches up mud. It will be a fun fall to go under with my GoPro when the waters warm up. One picnic table. One huge tree running diagonal in front of the fall makes for a beautiful photo.