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Sweet Creek Falls

  • Length:
    50.1 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Moderate
  • Nearby Cities:
    Mapleton, Florence
  • Region:
    The Coast
  • Attributes:
    River Views, Rural

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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

Start east on OR-126 E/Rte F 14.3 miles (22944 meters)
Turn right to stay on OR-126 E/Rte F (signs for State Hwy 126) 0.2 miles (324 meters)
Continue south on S Bank Mapleton West Rd/Sweet Creek Rd 4.5 miles (7290 meters)
Turn left on Sweet Creek Rd 6 miles (9728 meters)
Turn left on Sweet Creek Rd 8.9 miles (14348 meters)
Head east on Sweet Creek Rd 1.7 miles (2671 meters)
Turn left on OR-126 W/Florence-Eugene Hwy/Rte F 5 miles (7981 meters)

Photo by Jim Moore

This out-and-back route begins near the junction of Highways 101 and 126, following the Siuslaw River and then turning off on a low-traffic road along Sweet Creek. The turnaround point is the short side road to the cascading Sweet Creek Falls, approximately two miles past the junction of Sweet Creek Road and Forest Service Road #24 – this is a gorgeous series of falls. Services are available in Mapleton and Florence.

Photo by Jim Moore

Motorized Vehicle Traffic: Very light on Sweet Creek; heavy on Highway 101

Seasons: All

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