Photographer: G. Price
back to waterfalls - Cascade Range
Linton Falls is east of Springfield.
Photograph specifics (month = August):
Zoomed in - sports; 1/200; aperture 5.6; ISO400; 300mm; polarizer; tripod
Panoramic - sports; 1/800; aperture 5.6; ISO400; 55mm; polarizer; tripod
The multi-tier waterfall can be heard from the viewpoint mentioned below - one mile from the falls.
Viewpoint GPS N44º 10.14', W121º 53.88', Elevation above sea level 3500 ft.
Waterfall GPS N44º 9.61', W121º 53', Elevation above sea level 4400 ft.
Call 1-503-588-2941 for road condition information for route 242 (McKenzie Bridge).
This road is generally closed for many months. Access to the falls is within the
first eleven miles of the junction with Hwy 126. Certain sections may open sooner
than the entire length of route 242.
Sign at the parking area and the trail start across the road:
- From I-5 exit onto I-105 and head east to Springfield
- At second light turn left onto Hwy 126
- Drive through Walterville, Vida, Blue River and McKenzie Bridge
- Five miles past McKenzie Bridge turn right onto Hwy 242
- You will reach Alder Springs Campground in 10.4 miles
1.6 miles past Proxy Falls trailhead
After 1.2 miles you will reach a point on the trail where you are near Linton Lake.
Walk down to the lake and follow its border south an additional 0.2 miles.
The very best viewpoint I could find is at the GPS listed above (viewing distance to falls is 1 mile).