Kentucky Falls

Kentucky Falls

  • Moderate (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

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.