Photographer: G. Price
Return to Oakridge
Hardesty Falls (unofficially named for nearby mountain) is west of Oakridge.
GPS - Trail Start, 290m el.
GPS - Hardesty Falls
- From I-5 take exit 188A for HWY 58
- Near milepost 21 - past a bridge - park at the paved area (with vault toilet) on the right.
Trail start is at the back of the parking area.
- About a quarter mile down the trail turn right onto Goodman Trail #3461A
- In about two miles you'll reach a fork in the trail (below). Go left towards the sound of water.
You'll walk under a low golden moss-covered canopy.
For a small waterfall it is in a picturesque location.
If you take the right fork and head down the trail a short distance you'll encounter a hewn log bridge.
Before crossing look to the left at Lower Hardesty Falls (a blocked view of Goodman Creek Falls
is 0.25 miles past the bridge).
Local Flora - Trillium