Trestle Creek Falls

Photographer: G. Price

back to waterfalls - Cottage Grove

Photograph specifics: 0.5S; aperture 25; ISO100; 35mm; tripod

Trestle Creek Falls is east of Cottage Grove.

  1. Consult with Cottage Grove Ranger Station (541-942-5591) for status
    of Forest Service Road #22 (Brice Creek Road) 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. Head straight onto Brice Creek Road (FSR #22)
    This road will have its own mileposts (road that veers left is FSR #17 to Spirit/Moon Falls)
  6. Near milepost 8 look for a rest area just before a bridge and park on the
    left near the rest area (no easy place to park past the bridge)
  7. Walk along the left side of the road. Immediately past
    the bridge is a trail marked 1403. Go downstream for mile and cross a foot
    bridge. This bridge goes across Trestle Creek. A short distance past
    the foot bridge look for trail #1403C on the right and walk an additional 1/3 mile to the
    base of the falls. Note the downed log below. Do not attempt to step on the notch
    during or after rain. Wet wood has no traction.

Found along trail 1403 - Western Trillium and a variety of slug