Brice Creek runs through the scenic canyon of the western slope of the Cascade Mountains. It flows into the Row River which in turn empties into the Willamette River. Due to its proximity to Eugene, Brice Creek is a popular destination on a hot summer day. You'll find excellent places for sunbathing, wading, and swimming along the creek.
One of the best swimming and cliff jumping spots featuring outstanding scenery, cascading waterfalls, and a deep plunge pool is the Brice Creek Falls, which is located 0.3 miles upstream of the Cedar Creek Campground.
The 0.3-mile section of the Brice Creek Trail is well-maintained and accessible. This part of the trail begins from Cedar Creek Trailhead and runs to the Brice Creek Falls viewing platform. On your way to the waterfalls, you will find a quiet swimming hole conventionally located near the Cedar Creek Campground and the trail.
However, if you prefer sounds of waterfalls, deep emerald pools, rocks, and cliffs that are ideal for jumping, Brice Creek Falls is the best choice.
The gorgeous deep plunge pool has been formed in the rocky canyon by the cascading waterfall and the creek's flow. The swimming hole is partially lined with rock ledges and rocks. Flat rocks serve as sunbathing and jumping platforms. A small beach is made from sand and river rocks.
Cautions: Cliff jumping and slippery rocks are associated with risks, please use caution and make safe decisions.
The Brice Creek area provides plenty of opportunities for a wide range of activities including photography, hiking, bicycling, camping, fishing, berry picking, and even panning for gold.
Brice Creek Falls | General Description
Managed: US Forest Service
Location: Umpqua National Forest
Services: Toilets, water, garbage service, picnic sites, campgrounds
Activities: Swimming, cliff jumping, fishing, hiking, wildlife watching, and panning for gold
Accommodations: Lund Park Campground; Cedar Creek Campground
Distance from the parking: 0.3 miles
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Usage: Moderate to heavy
Elevation: 1,200 ft (366 m)
Brice Creek Fall is located:
- 24 miles southeast of Cottage Grove
- 45 miles southeast of Eugene
- 74 miles northeast of Roseburg
- 106 miles southeast of Salem.
From I-5 at Cottage Grove,
- Take exit 174, travel east on Row River Road for 19.4 miles to the junction of Layng Creek Road (#17) and Brice Creek Road (#2470/22)
- Turn right onto Brice Creek Road and continue 4.7 miles onto Road 22 to Cedar Creek Campground on the left
- Park your car, cross the footbridge, and hike upstream 0.3 miles along Brice Creek upstream to Brice Creek Falls.
GPS (Waterfall): N 43°40.138', W 122°42.243' | 43.668965, -122.704055
GPS (Trailhead): N 43°40.271', W 122°42.479' | 43.67119, -122.707975