Drift Creek Falls
May 2, 1998
Drift Creek is located in the Coast Range, 12 miles or so east of Lincoln City off Hwy. 18.
A 1.25-mile trail terminates at the recently constructed 240-ft. suspension bridge which
spans 100-ft. deep Drift Creek Canyon.
Just downstream from the bridge, a 75-ft. waterfall tumbles over a moss-covered cliff.
The easy, well-graded trail winds down through old growth and would be accessible to most anyone.
Compared to most Obsidian hikes, this one is short, but combined with a drive through
Willamette Valley’s lush countryside on a fine spring day it makes a most satisfying trip.
Thanks to Heiner for driving us all in his comfortable van.
We were: Brenda Andrew, Karen Colton, Bonnie Ledford, Mary Millman, Nola Shurtleff, Heiner Wagener
and leader Leona Devine.