Upper Trestle Creek Falls

Photographer: G. Price

back to waterfalls - Cottage Grove


Photograph specifics: Timed 0.8S, ISO100, lens 18mm, aperture 18, polarizer, tripod
month: April
View from The Cave

Upper Trestle Creek Falls is a two-tier waterfall 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 (path for the other Falls). The trail for
    the Upper falls is marked 1403D just a few feet farther up the road. It is a
    1.5 mile switchback trail that is inclined upwards most of the way.
The Cave (caution: drippy near opening)



Helicopter harvesting lumber near Dinner Ridge as viewed from Upper Trestle Creek Falls trail


URL: http://oregonwaterfalls.net/uppertc.htm