Sharps' Slider*

at Sharps Creek

Photographer: G. Price

back to waterfalls - Cottage Grove

Photograph specifics: 0.8 seconds; aperture 22; ISO 100; 55mm; tripod

Sharps' Slider is east of Cottage Grove.
GPS: N 43 39.734', W 122 48.324' elevation above sea level 1300 ft.

  1. Take Cottage Grove exit 174
  2. Head east on Row River Road
  3. Past milepost 4 continue straight onto Shoreview Drive
    (Row River Rd splits off to the left - Shoreview Drive rejoins Row River Rd in another six miles)
  4. At 16.2 miles on Row River Road turn right onto Sharps Creek Road
  5. Count up 3.3 miles on Sharps Crk Rd & look for a sign on the left for day-use (shown below)
  6. Hike up another 1000 ft further along the side of the road for a viewpoint (watch for traffic)

Day use area GPS: N 43 39.91', W 122 48.42' elevation above sea level 1230 ft.

* named for a nearby geographical feature - creek has no name - source 2700 ft elevation

I scrambled down a slope to get a better view. This had to be done carefully
- and always keeping an eye out for poison oak.

Below is a roadside view of a seasonal waterfall 4.5 miles past the day-use area.