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Moon Falls Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Trailhead parking area (kaltbluter)
Sign at right turn on rd 1702 (Kaltbluter)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

From I-5 take exit 174.

Head east on Row River Rd about 4 miles. Continue straight on Shoreview Drive (Row River Rd splits off to the left and rejoins Shoreview on the East side of Dorena Lake.)

18.5 miles from I-5 turn left onto Forest Service Rd 17 (Layng Creek Rd). Continue on NF 17 for 8.7 Miles.

Turn right onto Rd 1790 where you see a rest area on the left and a sign with distances to Spirit, Moon & Pinard Falls on the right.

Drive 0.25 miles on Rd 1790.

Turn left on Rd 1702 and drive for 3 miles.

Watch for a trail marker on the right with #728. The trailhead is about 1/4 mile down this side road.

Other Notes

  • This trail is located in the Layng Creek Municipal Watershed and overnight camping is not allowed.


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