Siouxon Creek is one of my favorite hikes in Oregon. The trail is easy to navigate and the terrain is very smooth and soft compared to other trails. It’s also nice to hear the rush of the creek through the entire hike!
The forest is managed really well and there is a lot of moss and mushrooms in all seasons. The area where you can camp by the waterfall and close to the creek bed is well-maintained–never any garbage or other forms of human or dog waste (eww!) like there is in many state or national parks. This place rocks!
It was in the upper 80’s on my third visit to Siouxon Creek. We hiked in 2 miles and took a break by the waterfall to have lunch and rest. I don’t usually nap on hikes, but I found a really nice shady spot in a big patch of moss with mossy branch pillow that was just the right size to prop my head on. I felt like Hippolyta in her forest bower in Midsummer Night’s Dream, and had a very refreshing nap. No noise, no bugs and no unexpected visitors!
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