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McDowell Creek Falls

Easy hike along McDowell Creek with lower and upper views of Royal Terrace Falls & Majestic Falls.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.6 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  Visitors to the crystal clear water of McDowell Creek will be rewarded with the beautiful vistas of Royal Terrace and Majestic Falls... more »

Tips:  To drive here take Hwy 20 4 miles east of Lebanon, and turn left at the McDowell Creek Park exit. Simply follow the signs for 9 miles... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead

2. Trail Junction

Turn left for lower Royal Terrace Falls viewpoint, or turn right to hike to the top of Royal Terrace Falls.

3. Royal Terrace Falls-Lower Viewpoint

4. Crystal Pool

5. Majestic Falls-Lower Viewpoint

6. Majestic Falls-Upper Viewpoint

7. Parking Lot

If you want to forgo the hike altogether you can park here and view Majestic Falls.

If hiking follow the road to the trail ahead.

8. Trail Junction

Turn left here to hike to upper Royal Terrace Falls. There is a very short steep section here. If you have really little kids you can skip this section, keep walking down the road, across the bridge and connect back to the trail you were on earlier.

9. Royal Terrace Falls-Upper Viewpoint