Upper/Lower Butte Creek Falls

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Upper Butte Falls May 4.3MB 480p 10.7 sec

Lower Butte Falls May 2MB 480p 8.1 sec


Upper Butte Creek Falls / Lower Butte Creek Falls

Upper/Lower Butte Creek Falls are northeast of Salem, OR.

Entire 37 mile length of Butte Creek (from Butte Basin to Pudding River)
forms part of the county borders between Marion (south) and Clackamas (north).
Original route to falls via Crooked Finger Road has been blocked to reduce fire risk.
  1. I-5 Exit 271 (Woodburn) head east on Hwy 214.
  2. Reach Hwy 99 in 2.3 miles.
  3. Continue straight onto Hwy 211.
  4. In 12.5 miles, while in Molalla, turn south onto S. Molalla Ave.
  5. Travel south for 1.1 miles, then turn left onto S. Sawtell Road.
  6. After 12.6 miles S. Sawtell Road ends.
After the next instruction there are no further road signs as a guide.
There are a couple of 'guideposts' that will help.
As you travel take note of other scenes that will aid in the return trip.

Trail sign on a tree shows how the trail is arranged. Just head down the trail (listen for water)
and you'll first reach a spur trail that veers sharply right to Upper Butte Falls.
After reaching the upper falls get back onto the trail and look for a fork in the trail.
Take the right fork and continue down to the lower falls.
Site is day-use, no-fee. There is a campground site 0.7 miles before the trail to the falls.

An alternate route to Molalla from Salem is via Hwy 213. Then continue from step 4 above.

URL: https://www.oregonwaterfalls.net/butte.htm