Directions: Take Highway 26 West and then get on Highway 6 (for Banks and Tillamook). After about 19 miles on Highway 6 take a left at the road for Rogers Camp. Go right at the split so you’re on Saddle Mountain Road. Follow the road (staying right at all the splits) for about 3 miles, the road is always signed for University Falls. The trailhead is on the right side of the road and well marked. It’s a gravel road with a few potholes but it’s pretty well maintained. Watch for logging trucks and ATV’s
From the trailhead the trail is just to your left. You will start out going uphill and cross two gravel roads. After crossing the second road the trail starts heading downhill as you come to a really big clearcut area on your right.
After passing the clearcut area the trail levels out and comes to a trail junction. Go left towards the signed University Falls. It’s a skinny trail that’s a bit overgrown. Follow this more heavily wooded trail a short distance as it ends right at the base of University Falls.
University Falls is quite pretty and it’s almost a cross between Fairy Falls and Ramona Falls. This waterfall is best viewed during the rainy seasons, it’s only a trickle during the summer. It makes a great stop while on your way to the coast!
Distance: .8 miles
Elevation: 190 feet
Pet Friendly: Yes
Good For: All Ages
Parking Fee: None
Overall: The waterfall is very pretty. The hike itself wasn’t that great, especially with all the clearcutting.