Munson Creek Falls State Park's primary purpose is sightseeing and features several water formations. Tell your pup they are going to Munson Creek Falls State Park and you’ll probably get a wet sloppy kiss of excitement. This beautiful park is minutes from Tillamook and a favorite among locals and out of towners. It’s not very large, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in epic Oregon Coast beauty.
As you may imagine, Munson Creek Falls is the main feature of the park. Dropping nearly 320 feet, it is one of Oregon’s tallest waterfalls. A half mile path leads to a view point, so you and your pooch can get an up close look at the impressive falls. The trail is lined with elderberry, salmonberry, and ferns. Thick groves of ancient red cedar, alder, Sitka-spruce, and hemlock create a lush canopy. In fact, this forest is home to one of America’s tallest Sitka’s. While hiking, see if you’re doggo can spot the 260 foot giant. For safety reasons, the trail is closed just before your reach the waterfall. But don’t worry; your pup can still get a great view. Be sure to snap a photo or two of your dog with the puptacular backdrop.
If your four legged friend wants more of an adventure, follow the Upper Trail. It is definitely more strenuous, but the view from the top makes all the huffing and puffing worth it. Plus, it’s hard to resist spending more time in this fairy like forest; the gorgeous scenery will make you forget all about the challenging incline. Once at the top, your pal can survey the surrounding woods and get another great look at the waterfall.
Munson Creek Falls State Park is worth visiting all year round. During the cooler months, the foliage turns colors and salmon spawn in the creek. Picnic tables are available, so stick around for lunch. Bring your own clean up bags and always pick up after Fido. This is one park your pup will want to visit again and again!