Living in Oregon

Living in Oregon (Episode #1) – Susan Creek Falls

We recently took a day trip to Susan Creek Falls located near Glide, Oregon.  We were in the mood to get out of the house and have family time without digital entertainment.  The video is a compilation of clips of our hike up/down the trail.  Despite the rain and cooler temps we encountered, everyone had a good time!  Mission Accomplished!

Located along the North Umpqua River, Susan Creek Falls is a great stop for the family.  Although it may not be the most spectacular waterfall at 35 ft, it offers a nice little hike (about 0.8 miles one way).  There are a few tables nearby, so a picnic can be enjoyed while viewing the falls.  The lower pool of the falls is not too deep and we have seen people getting in and swimming, mainly during the summer months.

Situated nearby are old Indian burial grounds that some tourists venture up to, although at times it has been blocked by tree debris (we think there are some that are trying to keep tourists from venturing up there).  

Susan Creek Recreation Area also offers a campsite with 30 spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis at $14/night.  Nearby is easy boat access, fly-fishing, rafting and other hiking trails.  

Difficulty: Super Easy (Family Friendly)
Distance: 1.6 miles
Duration: 1 hour or less

Directions: I-5 to Roseburg exit 124 and follow Hwy 138 for 28 miles. Parking is on the North side of Hwy 138 at the Susan Creek Day use area.

Susan Creek Falls Map

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