Moon Falls

on Alex Creek

Photographer: G. Price

back to waterfalls - Cottage Grove


Moon Falls is east of Cottage Grove.
GPS N43 44.141', W122 36.665', Elevation above sea level 3000 ft.
Steps 1 thru 7 are the same for Spirit, Moon & Pinard Falls
  1. Consult with Cottage Grove Ranger Station (541-942-5591) for status
    of Forest Service Roads #17 and #1790 before travel
  2. Take Cottage Grove exit 174
  3. Head east on Row River Road
  4. Past milepost 4 continue straight onto Shoreview Drive
    (Row River Rd splits off to the left - Shoreview Drive rejoins Row River Rd in another six miles)
  5. Past milepost 19 Row River Road ends.
  6. Turn left onto Layng Creek Road (aka Forest Service Road #17).
  7. About 9 miles later you'll find a rest area and a sign to its right.


Go past the Spirit Falls trail access on road 1790 and drive a further
0.2 miles. A sign says 'Moon Falls 3 miles'. Turn left onto FS road #1702
and drive for 3 miles.
A trail marked Moon Falls will be on the right.
Drive up that trail for approximately 0.4 miles to a parking area.
Hiking distance to Moon Falls is mile.

Spirit, Moon and Pinard Falls are in the Cottage Grove Watershed - so no camping.
URL: http://oregonwaterfalls.net/moon.htm