Limpy Creek Falls Trail - Grants Pass, Oregon

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Limpy Creek Falls Trail - Grants Pass, Oregon

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 Limpy Creek Falls Trail is an enchanting, easy hike within minutes of Grants Pass.  Once arriving at Limpy Creek Trail, one would never know that you are not 50 miles from civilization.  That's the beauty of this part of Oregon.  Without jet planes flying overhead, or freeway signs, factories and other noise and smoke-emitting industries, one can totally forget that there is anything but the astounding beauty of nature.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 Limpy Creek was named after Chief Limpy, who was one of the chiefs of the many Rogue Indian tribes that resided in the area.  Chief Limpy's encampment was at the place where his namesake emptied into the Rogue River, for its' journey to the Pacific Ocean.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 The area is sheltered by a huge canopy of varying species of evergreen and deciduous trees too numerous to mention, whose shade allows the moss to form throughout this area.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 Limpy Creek rages through the area as though it cannot wait to escape the confines of its' winter quarters.  The roar of the creek is constant as you travel through the many well-manicured paths that jut off of the main forest trail.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 At times, the raging torrents defy the term creek as they more closely resemble a small river, complete with rapids and islands wherever the creek does not wish to take its' time, and creates a myriad of shortcuts as it hurries to complete its journey.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 Massive logs may be seen spanning Limpy Creek, and add to the pristine beauty of this hike.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 Limpy Creek Falls Trail

At one point the icy, clear waters separate, and the one half rages around a long bend as an Indy racer trying to lap its' competitor, and seems to be going too fast to make the tight turn that the other half uses as a shortcut until they meet up again down the line.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 This half, gently flows alongside the trail, and seems in no hurry to catch up.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 Magnificent trees of all species rise above the forest floor to add to the magnificence.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 Although not exceptionally high, Limpy Creek Falls consists of a combination of waterfalls, and stretches over a long area.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 The trail winds around so that you can cross Limpy Creek and view the falls from both sides, coming and returning in a loop back to the trailhead.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 Everywhere there are signs of animal life.  This area is home to vast species of birds, including owls, hawks, eagles, turkey.  The deer are plentiful, and coyotes prowl the areas.  Although not often seen, this country is also home to the magnificent cougar.

Limpy Creek Falls Trail

 Although the trip is only a one mile loop, there are many side trails one can take, including beautifully maintained foot-bridges that cross Limpy Creek with wooden benches in the most scenic spots.  Bring a lunch or a book, and just enjoy the meadows, or lounge alongside the creek, you'll be amazed at how much time you can actually spend enjoying this short hike.

 

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I'm glad to see the weather has start to improve down your way again enough you can start going out again. I do love your venture posts.

April 13, 2011 01:48 AM
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Just beautiful, Gary...I miss the country living here in Northern Virginia! 

April 18, 2011 08:02 AM
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where is limpy creek all i know is it in grants pass or

September 23, 2011 03:32 AM
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Limpy Creek is beautiful all year round.  If you take 199west out of town approximately 8 miles, turn right on Riverbanks road.  About 4 miles down Riverbanks road makes a sharp right curve; it's there that the junction of Limpy Creek Rd is on the left. Take the left turn on to Limpy Creek Rd and go up the hill maybe 2 3/4 of a mile. The trail parking lot is on the left. 

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wow Gary what a beautiful and amazing place to hike, to be one with nature.

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