Spirit Falls

on Alex Creek

Photographer: G. Price

back to waterfalls - Cottage Grove

Photograph specifics: speed 1/60 S, ISO100, lens 24mm, aperture 4.5, polarizer, tripod
month: April

To the left of the waterfall is a picnic table

Spirit Falls is east of Cottage Grove.
GPS N43 43.844', W122 38.487', Elevation above sea level 1900 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.

Take the road to the right and see the following road sign for "1790" with a trail sign in the distance.

Drive up the gravel road for about 150 yards and park at the the trail sign.
The path winds around for about mile.
This is part of the watershed for Cottage Grove - so no camping.

URL: http://oregonwaterfalls.net/spiritf1.htm