-David W. Moody
Sweet Creek Falls is such a beautiful destination, I thought a video blog might be more enticing than words. Located off highway 126 in Mapleton, Oregon, this easy, 2.2-mile round-trip hike should be on every Eugenean’s adventure short list.
Here it is: Sweet Creek Falls
To get there, take 126 west toward Florence. Just before the Mapleton bridge, turn left onto Sweet Creek Road and follow its twisty asphalt for 10 miles. Watch for deer and hairpin turns while enjoying the scenic pastoral valley. Just past mile post 10, watch for the Sweet Creek Falls Homestead Trailhead on the right. There’s a small asphalt parking lot, one picnic table, and a restroom.
This green canyon of cascades and waterfalls is one of Oregon’s outdoor gems. And don’t let the winter rains stop you. The falls of Sweet Creek become all the more impressive in the rainy season.