Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fun Near Grand Ronde, Oregon - Drift Creek Falls

Based in Oregon’s state capitol, Salem property manager Paul Kerley owns nearly 1,000 residential properties throughout the Beaver State. Through his company Grand Ronde Village, LLC, Paul Kerley has purchased 42 single-family homes in the unincorporated community known as Grand Ronde. Part of the Salem metropolitan statistical area, this small community in Polk and Yamhill counties had a population of just 271 in the 2000 census.

Less than an hour drive from Grand Ronde, you’ll find one of Oregon’s most breathtaking natural attractions, Drift Creek Falls. This massive free-falling waterfall drops 75 feet to the forest below. Visitors can view the waterfall from the 240-foot suspension bridge, which puts you right above the fall itself.

After completing the scenic hike beginning at the Drift Creek Falls Trailhead, the breathtaking view of the waterfall is well worth the effort. The 2.6 mile hike is safe for kids and novice hikers, alike is open year round and trailhead parking is affordable at only $5 for the entire day. Drift Creek Falls is one of the many family-friendly activities you’ll find in the Grand Ronde area of North-Western Oregon, and it perfectly showcases the state’s natural beauty.