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Footbridge Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

At the trailhead parking area (bobcat)
Bridge Creek Falls (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive Highway 26 west about 15 miles from Beaverton and bear left on Highway 6 for Banks and Tillamook.

Drive 32.0 miles and turn right into the parking area at the Footbridge Trailhead.


To reach the footbridge, head up a gravel trail and walk south along the highway behind a high fence over a sheer bank. Reach the stone steps that lead down to the footbridge that crosses the Wilson River Narrows. You can see Lower Bridge Creek Falls from the footbridge. Keep hiking over a rocky knoll and down across an overflow channel of the river to reach the Wilson River Trail.

For Bridge Creek Falls, head up the same trail from the parking area, but cross the highway from the end of the crash barrier and walk a few yards down the road to the stone staircase leading up Bridge Creek. Pipes from a small cistern at the base of the falls conveyed fresh water to highway travelers in times past.

  • Restrooms and picnic tables
  • Be alert for black ice on Highway 6 in winter.

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