Directions: Take Highway 30 to Astoria and from the roundabout where Highway 101 and Highway 202 intersect take Highway 202/Business 101. Drive for 3 miles and come to a Y intersection, go left onto Youngs River Road. Continue on for 7.5 miles and take a right at the sign marking Youngs River Falls, the parking area is just down the road.
The hike starts in between two signs, a warning sign and a trail marker sign. It may not look like a trail at first with all the overgrown foliage but we promise it really is there and it gets better. So, make you’re way through the tunnel of leaves and head gradually downhill. The trail opens up soon and starts to head right, following along the river. You’ll immediately start hearing the waterfall as you continue down some steps and drop down to a rocky area that’s a popular place to swim. Keep going a short distance further around some large rocks and you’ll be at the base of the waterfall. Head back out the way you came in.
This hike is pretty short but there are other areas to explore and it’s a great place to hangout, relax, and cool off on a hot day.
Distance: 1 mile
Elevation: 120 feet
Pet Friendly: Yes
Good For: All ages
Parking Fee: No
Popular: This place is pretty empty until the summer where it becomes a popular swimming area.
Overall: This is a great side trip if you’re planning on staying in Astoria or have plans in the area.