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Moon Falls Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Alex creek a little downstream from Moon Falls (kaltbluter)
Moon Falls (kaltbluter)
Typical section of trail (kaltbluter)
Spirt, Moon & Pinard Falls area topo map (kaltbluter)
  • Start point: Moon Falls TrailheadRoad.JPG
  • End Point: Moon Falls
  • Trail Log:
  • Hike Type: Out and Back
  • Distance: 1.1 miles
  • Elevation gain: 250 feet
  • High Point: 3020 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Seasons: All year, except after winter storms
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Backpackable: No
  • Crowded: No



There is a picnic table at the trailhead and another at Moon Falls.

This trail can have some muddy sections even in the summer.

Combine this hike with hikes to nearby Spirit Falls and Pinard Falls for a total of 2.8 miles and 600 feet of elevation gain.

Fees, Regulations, etc.

  • No fee
  • Picnic tables
  • This trail is located in the Layng Creek Municipal Watershed and overnight camping is not allowed.


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Guidebooks that cover this hike

  • Best Hikes with Children: Western & Central Oregon, 2nd Edition by Bonnie Henderson
  • Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon by Adam Sawyer

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