Directions: From the Abiqua Falls Trailhead head back up CF300 to Crooked Finger Road and take a right. Drive on Crooked Finger Road for a little over half a mile until you come to Road CF400. Continue on Road CF400 for 1.9 miles passing through a big gate and through a clearcut area until you reach the clearly marked Butte Creek Falls parking area.
If coming from 205 South take Highway 213 South to the town of Marquam where you will take a left onto Nowlens Bridge Road and drive for 2.5 miles to the town of Scotts Mills. Once you reach Scotts Mills take an immediate left after crossing the bridge, onto Crooked Finger Road. Follow Crooked Finger Road for 9.5 miles until the pavement ends, then drive another 2 miles on the gravel road to road CF400 on your right. Take CF400 for 1.9 miles passing through a big gate and through a clearcut area until you reach the clearly marked Butte Creek Falls parking area.
From the trailhead take the trail that heads downhill behind the restrooms. Hike downhill for a short distance until the trail flattens out and soon you’ll come to a trail junction. Take the junction and head down to Upper Butte Creek Falls. Once you’re ready to continue on head back up to the main trail and continue a short distance until you reach another trail junction. This junction takes you downhill a short distance and ends at a rocky viewing area across from Lower Butte Falls . This area is narrow with cliffs on both sides so watch kids and pets carefully.
Get back on the main trail and continue on to finish the loop and get back to your car. Along the way you’ll see a fun little chair someone carved out of an old stump.
Abiqua Falls is just a short drive away and it’s definitely worth the time if you love scrambles!
Distance: 1.2 miles
Elevation: 325 feet
Pet Friendly: Yes
Good For: All ages
Parking Fee: None
Overall: Quick little hike and you get to see two waterfalls- that’s never bad 🙂