Thursday, June 11, 2009

Oregon by Greyhound • Royal Terrace Falls

The Adventure Royal Terrace Falls
Location LAT 44.44073 N LON 122.59118 W
Date June 7, 2009
Weather 65°, Cloudy
Distance 51.9 miles

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Range in Linn County is a hidden gem. Best described, someone wrote that if Silver Falls State Park weren't 25 miles to the north, more people would visit McDowell Creek Falls Park.

The trails are beautifully maintained and a very easy walk.

Around a corner and over a footbridge, this was our first sight of Royal Terrace Falls. Appropriately named, Fall Creek drops over three terraces.

Eagle eye Karen immediately noticed the hole that water dropped through on the second terrace.

Adam was thrilled with this part of the walk. It was easy and the footbridges had wonderfully safe guardrails.

The bottom tier was probably my favorite part of the falls.

Beautifully framed in green, Royal Terrace Falls drops 119 ft.

The trail was most lined with deciduous trees and was most enjoyable for a quick Sunday jaunt.

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