Gooch Falls

Photographer: G. Price

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Gooch Falls is east of Salem.
NFD Road 850 GPS N44 34.682', W121 54.738', Elevation above sea level 3140 ft.
Gooch Falls GPS N44 34.603', W121 54.811', Elevation above sea level 3070 ft.

Directions: Two paths
  1. Once on Marion Crk Rd note your odometer reading or reset your trip odometer
  2. Count up 3.5 miles to a place where an unsigned (NFD 850) access road is on the right
    (as reference the access road is 0.4 miles past the road signed as '820')
  3. Find a wide area on Marion Creek Road to park near the access road
    (there is a 'forest green' gate blocking car traffic on NFD 850 - no sign saying you can't walk up the rest of the way)
  4. Walk up the access road to a curve and continue to the right (about 0.1 mile) to a wide gravel area
    (the path to the falls is just past the fallen log in the center of the picture - follow the sound of The Roar)

Restaurant is near junction of HWY 22 and Marion Creek Road.