McDowell Creek Falls: Weekly Wander

McDowell Creek Falls: Weekly Wander

A lot of people don’t realize this but you can hike all year long. Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you should skip an adventure to McDowell Creek Falls.

ferg and kids at mcdowell creek falls

Alright, I’ll be honest. This is a hike we take in the summer. That doesn’t mean we wouldn’t check it out in the fall or winter. It just means we haven’t, yet. It’s just always fun to find waterfalls you can swim beneath. So maybe put this on your to do list for next summer. That way you can cross “swim under a waterfall” off your bucket list.

McDowell Creek Falls

majestic falls at mcdowell creek falls


McDowell Creek Falls is a county park run by the Linn County Park and Recreation department. It is open all year long. There are 3 miles of hiking trails in the park. If you aren’t much for hiking most of the views can be seen not to far from the road.


Like so many other places we wander to, this place is free. There’s always gas money though. Maybe we should invest in a vehicle with better gas mileage.


Here you will get to see not just one but two waterfalls. You can hike on trails or on the road. If you want to, you can drive to the falls or walk. You can make it a three mile hike or a thirty foot hike. This park definitely gives you options. The whole time you are surrounded by the beautiful green environment Oregon offers. Don’t forget to bring lunch with you because they have picnic tables too.

Get out there. See what the great outdoors of Oregon have to offer.

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