Abiqua Falls

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Abiqua Falls

Abiqua Falls stones

Abiqua Falls, Oregon

 

Abiqua Falls is in the Cascade Foothills roughly between Scotts Mills and Silverton and set in a lovely bowl carved out of columnar basalt at the bottom of a steep canyon. It is less accessible than the waterfalls at Silver Falls State Park and as a result much less visited. The road leading to the trailhead is not maintained and is part of the Crooked Finger Off Road Area, so there are many damaged areas and trash left behind by off-road enthusiasts. The trailhead is actually several “trails” winding down into the canyon. The land is owned by the Mount Angel Abbey as noted on a big sign above one of the trailheads. Someone was nice enough to fix ropes to trees to cover the steeper parts of the trail, but slipping and sliding will still take place if it has been raining.