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Sweet Creek Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

One of many small waterfalls found along this trail(kaltbluter)
Sweet Creek(kaltbluter)
Raised walkway near Annice Falls(kaltbluter)
Trail Map(kaltbluter)
  • Start point: Sweet Creek Homestead TrailheadRoad.JPG
  • End Point: Sweet Creek Beaver Creek Trailhead
  • Trail Log:
  • Hike Type: Out and Back
  • Distance: 5.2 miles
  • Elevation gain: 650 feet
  • High Point: 620 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Seasons: All year
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Backpackable: No
  • Crowded: Yes, between Homestead Trailhead and Sweet Creek Falls.



With four different trailheads along this 2.6 mile trail there are many options for different length hikes. The most popular is the 2.2 mile out and back hike from Sweet Creek Homestead Trailhead to Sweet Creek Falls.

When the water level is low in late summer and fall hikers can cross Sweet Creek just below Sweet Creek Falls and continue upstream to Sweet Creek Wagon Road Trailhead. At Wagon Road Trailead, cross the bridge to find the trail to Beaver Creek Falls on the opposite side of the creek.

During winter and spring the best way to see the entire trail is to hike 2.2 miles out and back from Sweet Creek Homestead Trailhead to Sweet Creek Falls. Then drive 1.5 miles farther up Sweet Creek Road to Sweet Creek Wagon Road Trailhead. From Wagon Road trailhead hike downstream 1.7 miles out and back to Sweet Creek Falls. And upstream 1.3 miles out and back to Beaver Creek Falls.

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Guidebooks that cover this hike

  • Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon: A Guide to the State's Best Waterfall Hikes by Adam Sawyer
  • Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon by Bonnie Henderson
  • 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range by William L. Sullivan
  • Moon Oregon Hiking: The Complete Guide to More Than 490 Hikes by Sean Patrick Hill

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