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Alsea Falls/Green Peak Falls Trail Hike

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Alsea Falls Trail & Green Peak Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Alsea, Oregon, that is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

This is a short, “off the beaten path” area that has two awesome waterfalls, the 20-Foot Alsea Falls and 60-Foot Green Peak Falls. The trail is a short loop that goes through both second growth and old growth timber. If you want to check out salmon jumping up a waterfall this is the place to see it! Alsea Falls Recreation Area is next to the South Fork Alsea River, in a lush coastal forest of red cedars, maples, and Douglas firs. The recreation area has 22 picnic tables, 16 campsites, hiking trails, and an outstanding view of Alsea Falls.

Throughout the spring and summer, visitors find blooming rhododendrons, Oregon grapes, dogwoods, and other wildflowers, as well as numerous wild berries. Trails lead to Alsea Falls and other scenic points along the river. Beavers build in the river, and deer and elk graze in the young areas of the forest. Across the river, the trail continues on to Green Peak Falls. The trail passes through the private campground of McBee Park.

The 60+ Adventure Van will be headed to Alsea Falls on Saturday, May 4. We’ll leave the 60+ Activity Center at 9:00 a.m. and return around 3:00 p.m. Pack a brown bag lunch; we will relax and enjoy our lunch in the picnic area. Put on your hiking shoes, pack energy bars and plenty of water and join us for this fabulous hike. Cost of the trip is $10.00. Seats are reserved when payment is made.

The 60+ Activity Center is located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617 for more information. To see a full listing of events, classes, and trips, visit our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc.

 

 

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