This hidden gem is one of the best waterfalls in the Oakridge area and considering how close it is to the road, it's a wonder it isn't better known. Bridge Creek veils 50 feet into a narrow gorge, flanked on one side by a precarious looking basalt buttress looming a good 100 feet over the creek. This is particularly evident when standing near the culvert where the creek flows beneath Highway 58, where you can look up at either side of the narrow fin of rock. However, because of this fin of rock, the falls are rather difficult to see when driving past - more so to westbound traffic, however. Once the correct location is found, reaching an acceptable viewpoint is quite easy and takes very little time, so this makes a great pit stop for any waterfall hunters heading further into the mountains.
- Bridge Creek Falls is the name of this waterfall.
Located along Highway 58 above Lookout Point Reservoir. There is a pullout where Bridge Creek crosses under Highway 58, about 5 miles west of the bridge over the Willamette River just outside of Oakridge - 1 mile west of Shady Dell Campground - or about Â¾ mile east of Black Canyon Campground. A quick, fairly easy scramble 100 feet upstream brings the falls into view. You may need to cross Bridge Creek in order to do this (which can usually be done without getting wet after May).