CANCELLED Group Hike: Wolf Creek Falls, Oregon

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Join Disabled Hikers for a group hike at Wolf Creek Falls! This gorgeous trail travels through old growth forest and ends at an overlook of the waterfall. There are places to dip your toes into the creek or sunbathe on the rocks. It is a “moderate” hike and is not a wheelchair accessible. This trail is featured in The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon. Syren will have books available – get yours signed!

Our group hikes are access-centered and collaborative, and we will customize the hike based on everyone’s needs. We welcome all people who are disabled, chronically ill, and/or neurodivergent, and your family, friends, and caregivers. It is required that you wear a mask.

A natural surface trail with four wooden steps travels through old growth mossy trees along a rushing creek.
Typical section of trail as it travels along the creek.

Where: Wolf Creek Falls, approximately 27 miles east of Roseburg on Little River Rd.

When: Sunday October 16, at 11:00am.

Note: There will be an option to caravan / carpool from the Roseburg Bureau of Land Management office.

Register here for Full Details.

Stats

Spoon Rating: 3 spoons. The first half of the trail is generally level and even; the second half has short grades up to 20%. A few large roots and rocks, but otherwise few obstacles. No benches.

Distance: 2.8 miles out-and-back; Starting Elevation: 1,045 feet; Elevation Gain: 272 feet; Max Grade: 20%; Max Cross-slope: 10%; Typical Width: 3 feet; Typical Surface: Natural, roots and rocks

A trail that traverses a rock surface. An exposed rock rises above on the right. There are mossy trees and greenery everywhere.
The rock shelf portion of the trail.

Trail Description

The trail starts by crossing the Little River on a solid, good quality bridge with a 10-13% grade as it curves over the river. It continues on compact gravel surface with a couple of maximum 5% grades. There is one short footbridge over a creek that does not have barriers, and another footbridge with a set of 4 stairs.

The trail then continues on natural surface, generally level with a few maximum 10% grades. There is one section about 50 feet long where you travel on an exposed rock shelf – it is level with good footing, but there are a few bumps and uneven spots. The last 0.6 mile of the trail has a few grades at 15-20% for up to 50 feet, a couple of short footbridges, and a few rocks and roots that rise up to 4 inches above the surface. The trail ends at the viewpoint, which is natural surface, level but a little rocky.

If you need a more detailed trail description to decide whether to attempt the trail with us, contact us and we can send a copy of the description from the book.

Amenities

There is an accessible vault toilet at the gravel parking lot and a picnic table. No benches – please bring something to sit on if you need to.

Pets

Service dogs are always welcome. Pets are discouraged to reduce potential conflict and accessibility issues.

Cost

Free. Donations gratefully accepted – it takes several hours to organize each group hike.

Parking

Paved parking lot at trailhead has one designated accessible spot. Large gravel lot with no designated parking.

Transit

None. Carpooling from the Roseburg BLM office is an option.

A natural surface trail rises somewhat steeply up a short hill. Old growth trees, fern, and green plants surround the trail.
The steepest section of trail.

About Disabled Hikers

Disabled Hikers is an inclusive disability-led and disability-centered organization grounded in principles of disability justice. 

We welcome anyone who is disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, or otherwise has lived experience of disability – we define these terms in the broadest way possible. We also welcome supportive friends and family. The group hikes together; we adapt the hike to match the needs of everyone present, rest when needed, and make decisions about when to turn back as a group.

All of our events begin with a moment to honor the land and the Indigenous peoples, followed by group introductions. There is never any pressure to share anything, and if you want to be anonymous that is okay too.

Other things to keep in mind:
Please read the hike description. Trails are chosen to be as enjoyable as possible for the most folks, but only you can decide if a hike is appropriate for you.

Please do not offer anyone advice or assistance without asking first.

If you have questions at any time, please ask. We’re here for you!

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