Alsea Falls

• Alsea Falls is a picturesque 30-foot waterfall of the Oregon Coast Range
• The area at the falls offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts

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The scenic Alsea Falls in a old-growth lush forest is a must-visit attraction for those who love the sound of cascading waterfalls and the tranquility of wild nature. Situated along the National Back County Byway in the Coast Range, the picturesque 30-foot waterfall offers visitors a great opportunity to enjoy the stunning beauty of wild nature.

The South Fork of the coastal Alsea River streams through the Central Coast Range and enters the Alsea River near the town of Alsea. The river forms the gradually cascading waterfall which inspires visitors to take amazing photos.

Popular among hikers and mountain bikers, Alsea Falls trails traverse over 12 miles of untouched forest landscapes along the South Fork Alsea River and Peak Creek, offering vistas of the gorgeous Alsea and Green Peak Falls to enjoy.

Alsea Falls Trails

Alsea Falls

Alsea River Falls

Alsea Falls

The amazing thing about the Alsea Falls Recreation Site is that it has plenty of trails that you can use for hiking or mountain biking trips, short or long one. Don't worry about getting lost because there are many signs along the trail which makes it easy for you to locate your campsite or parking area.

This stunning location is also a great place for fishing, swimming, and camping. The recreation site has 21 overnight campsites that accommodate visitors looking for single or group campsites. Also, 15 picnic sites are located along the South Fork Alsea River.

Green Peak Falls is an incredible attraction nearby that you can visit as well. This waterfall cascades 45 feet down and can be accessed by the 2.1-mile trail from the Alsea Falls Trailhead or the 0.5-mile path from the McBee Memorial Park Trailhead.

Camping and Lodging

Alsea Falls Campground is open from The first Weekend of May to the end of September. There are 16 campsites and a few of them can accommodate large RVs or trailers. All sites are reservable through the website. The campground has vault toilets and drinking water.

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Alsea Falls | Facts

Open: Year-round from dawn until dusk
Managed by: BLM
Location: Alsea Falls Recreation Area, Central Coast Range

Amenities: Vault toilets and drinking water within the campground
Activities: Camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and picnicking

Distance from the parking: 0.1 miles
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes
Dogs: Must be on a leash

Elevation: 830 ft (253 m)

Alsea Falls is located:

  • 29 miles southwest of Corvallis
  • 37 miles northwest of Eugene
  • 69 miles southwest of Salem
  • 113 miles southwest of Portland.

Total height: 30 ft (9 m)
Total width: 20 ft (6 m)
Watercourse: South Fork Alsea River
Elevation: 830 ft (253 m)
Number of drops: One
Primary form: Staircase
Seasonality: 12 months

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Alsea Falls Recreation Site

From Corvallis,

  • Travel 16 miles south by Pacific Highway OR-99W to Alpine Road
  • Turn right onto Alpine Road and drive about 9 miles, Alpine Road becomes South Fork Road
  • Continue 3.5 miles on South Fork Road to the recreation site on the right.

From Alsea (Highway OR-34),

  • Turn south to 1st Street/Alsea-Deadwood Highway and travel 1 mile to South Fork Road
  • Turn left onto South Fork Road and continue 7.5 miles to the recreation site on the left.


GPS: N 44°19.598' W 123°29.531' | 44.313197,-123.481125

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