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Abiqua Falls Trail, OR

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Rated  Favorite Wish List OR > North Central
4 of 5 by 2
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,416 feet
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Backpack No
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4  2017-09-05 keepmoving
4  2016-06-04 arizona_water
Author arizona_water
author avatar Guides 8
Routes 110
Photos 1,043
Trips 114 map ( 1,295 miles )
Age 28 Male Gender
Location Salt River Valley
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, Jul, Aug
Seasons   Summer to Autumn
Sun  7:10am - 5:40pm
0 Alternative
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Que Abiqua?
by arizona_water

Abiqua Falls is an excellent example of basaltic columnar jointing in a huge rock amphitheater, pierced through the center by Abiqua Creek (although it is much more of a river by our HAZ standards). The trail can be a little busy during the summer time, but the area surrounding the falls is large enough to still find some solitude on a hot June afternoon. For a more unique experience, visit in the winter and see the snow crusted basaltic columns contrasting with the frigid rushing waters. Note that crampons or micro-spikes are necessary for winter access.

The trail descends quickly from the road to the creek through a forest of mixed hardwoods and pine. Several of the steeper sections have hand-lines installed for assistance. Please respect this area by staying on the designated trails. Erosion has become a serious issue in recent years. Also, stay on the trail to avoid contact with poison oak.

There are two parking lots. The lower parking lot reduces the roundtrip mileage to two miles, but requires high clearance (4x4 recommended due to year-round mud).

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2016-07-13 arizona_water
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$

    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Silverton:
    Take 213 east to Scotts Mills, then turn south onto Crooked Finger Rd for 12 miles. Look for signs for Abiqua Falls Trail on your right.
    page created by HAZ_Hikebot on Jul 13 2016 12:28 pm
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