An example of natural scenic beauty, Wolf Creek Falls is hidden in the Umpqua National Forest, 27 miles east of Roseburg.
The 1.2-mile picturesque trail to the waterfall runs along rushing waters of Wolf Creek through the ancient lush forest full of old-growth trees providing a shaded canopy and giving you a chance to enjoy the wild nature of Southern Oregon.
The trail begins from an arched pedestrian bridge over Little River at Wolf Creek Recreation Area. The first 0.5 miles up until the picnic site is accessible and is considered easy, but the second half is moderately difficult because of steeper slopes.
As you approach the falls you will hear the sound of water and soon will be rewarded with a vista of the two-tier waterfall dropping down from 75 and 50 feet rocky cliffs into a deep green pool. The rocky base of Wolf Creek Falls offers a gorgeous viewpoint for photo shoots or simply for enjoying the scenery. However, be aware that a path to the base of falls is steep, slippery, and can be dangerous when wet.
The waterfall's power and might come into full display during winter and early spring with a mass of water moving through the creek and cascading down into the pool. In summer, the water flow is much lower allowing you to see patterns of water movement carving the creek's bedrock bottom for hundreds of years.
Another smaller waterfall can be found downstream of the creek.
You can take your dog with you on the hike, but your pet must be on the leash.
Wolf Creek Falls | General Description
Location: Umpqua National Forest
Services: A vault toilet at the trailhead
Activities: Hiking, nature viewing, picnicking
Accommodations: Campgrounds along Little River Road
Distance from the parking: 1.2 miles
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: Free
Elevation: 1,100 ft (335 m)
Wolf Creek Falls Trailhead is located:
- 11 miles southeast of Glide
- 27 miles east of Roseburg
- 94 miles southeast of Eugene.
Directions to Wolf Creek Falls Trailhead
- Take exit 125 in Roseburg for Garden Valley Boulevard and travel 1.9 miles east to Wright Avenue
- Turn right and then left onto Winchester Street and continue 0.2 miles to Highway 138 (North Umpqua Highway)
- Turn left onto Highway 138 and head 16 miles east to Little River Road
- Bear right onto Little River Road and continue 10.8 miles to the destination on the right.