Elk Wallow Falls is the name I've applied to the first major waterfall on Sweet Creek below Sweet Creek Falls. The falls drop about 15 feet over two steps, a smooth 5 foot ledge, and a craggy 10 foot ledge. The falls are located immediately next to the trail, but during high water, they can be a little difficult to photograph, because of a tree on the left bank. A short distance downstream is another waterfall, which I call Clamshell Falls, which is one of the most photogenic on the entire creek. It drops about 10 feet in all, which doesn't qualify it for inclusion in the database, so I thought I should at least mention it here.
- Elk Wallow Falls is the Proposed name of this waterfall.
I've named Elk Wallow Falls such because Elk Wallow Creek drains into Sweet Creek in the vicinity of the falls.
Located in the Sweet Creek Falls trail complex, south of Mapleton, in the Siuslaw National Forest. From Mapleton, follow Highway 126 east, across the Siuslaw River, and turn right onto Sweet Creek Road. Drive 11 miles along the Sweet Creek Road to the Homestead (Sweet Creek) Trailhead. Follow the Sweet Creek Trail upstream, passing several other waterfalls, for about 6/10 of a mile to this waterfall.