Kentucky Falls

Kentucky Falls
(to Kentucky Falls)
4.4 miles round trip
800 feet elevation loss

Moderate (Smith River to 3-mi bridge)
6 miles round trip
120 feet elevation gain

Difficult (entire trail, with shuttle)
8.7 miles one way
1400 feet elevation gain 

Left: Kentucky Falls.
Below: North Fork Falls.

Three of the Coast Range’s most spectacular waterfalls tumble through the jungly rainforest of this remote Coast Range canyon. If you’ve hiked to these falls before, you might start at a lower trailhead and hike up the North Fork Smith River instead. Either way, set aside time for the drive here on twisty backroads.

Start by taking Highway 126 west of...

A better way to hike the North Fork Trail, however, is to start at ...

To find this trailhead from Reedsport, take Highway ...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.

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