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Date:  October 25, 2007

Location  Trestle Creek Falls Hike

Where:  Cottage Grove Ranger District, Umpqua National Forest


 New hiking friend Trudy Wilkinson, accompanied Jeanette, Buster and me on this hike in the Brice Creek area east of Cottage Grove. I selected the Trestle Creek Falls Loop, but wanting a little more mileage, choose to start and finish the hike from the Lund Park Trailhead, which gave us about a six-mile hike.

Trudy and Jeanette at Lund Park Trailhead

Crossing the bridge at Lund Park we took the Brice Creek Trail east for a mile before turning to climb steeply over a thousand feet to Upper Trestle Creek Falls. At the Upper Falls the trail takes you back behind the falls. It turned out to be not that bad, only a couple of drips.

Upper Trestle Falls

From Upper Falls we took the trail down to were it rejoined the Brice Creek Trail at the Champion Creek Trailhead and headed back west along Brice Creek. After a short distance we caught the Lower Trestle Trail and hiked up to the base of Lower Trestle Falls.

Lower Trestle Falls

Retracing our route back to the Brice Creek Trail we continued down the stream enjoying Brice Creek's crystal clear water and the bright yellows maples.

Lund Park Bridge
Upper Trestle Falls
Brice Creek