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Abiqua Falls Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Abbey Foundation sign on a maple just below the trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

(Note: Do not ask Google for driving directions! Some maps show roads extending upstream and downstream along Abiqua Creek, but these are NOT viable routes. The gravel road down from Crooked Finger Road, described below, is the only way to get there.)

Drive Highway 213 south of Oregon City. After Molalla, but before Silverton, turn east at the sign for Scotts Mills. In the middle of Scotts Mills, turn south on Crooked Finger Road. Drive 9.5 miles until the pavement ends, then drive another 1.4 miles on gravel to an poorly marked gravel road on the right. There's a sign on a tree here marking this as road CF300, but it's nearly illegible.

Drive 0.1 miles down to an open area, going straight and passing through a gate. Continue downhill, always going straight and downhill at other junctions. The road deteriorates quite a bit after the second or third junction, but it MAY be drivable in a family car at low speed. A higher clearance vehicle can make a little better time. The rough gravel road winds downhill through lots of ugly clearcuts, until you reach a locked gate about 2.5 miles from where you turned off Crooked Finger Road. Park on the left at a wide spot in the road.

Walk back up the road a short distance (50-100 feet) and you'll find the unmarked trail heading downhill.

From the nearby Butte Creek Falls Trailhead, drive south on Road CF400 for 1.9 miles back up the hill to Crooked Finger Road. Turn right on Crooked Finger, then 0.5 miles ahead, make a left on Road CF300 and follow the description above.

Fees, Regulations, etc.

  • Good clearance needed to get to the trailhead; access difficult in wet weather
  • Leave dogs and kids at home: steep, treacherous trail


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