Nestled in a densely forested valley west of Cottage Grove, Oregon, Brice Creek runs cold and clear. Flowing over and around boulders and through carved bedrock, the creed cascades over multiple drops into deep pools of swiftly moving water.
Brice Creek Falls is a great place to take a break from your hike along Brice Creek and stop for a picnic lunch and if it’s a hot day, maybe take a swim.
The Brice Creek area is rich with recreational opportunities. There is an abundance of mountain bike trails in the area, which are known for their technical challenges. Dozens of of choice campsites cluster near the river banks. A fantastic hiking trail traverses cliffs and meanders through a lush forest of old growth Douglas Fir, huge ferns, Vine Maples, and and a stunning variety of other plant and animals life. In some areas thick, dark green moss literally carpets the forest floor. A portion of the trail also follows an old water ditch that was used to carry water to a miner’s camp back in the gold mining days of the early 1900′s.
Brice Creek is also an excellent kayaker’s destination when the water level is right. And the area south of Brice Creek is popular with ATV and off road motorcycle riders, although these trails are far enough from the river that noise isn’t a problem.
To find Brice Creek take I-5 to Cottage Grove. From exit 174 drive east on Row River Road for about 20 miles to Brice Creek Road.