There’s a place in the coast range so steep, rugged and disorienting that trails don’t go there. Many have trekked in and spent unplanned nights among the ancient trees trying to get out. That place is The Devil’s Staircase, a 30,000 acre area that redefines off-trail adventure. The reward for making it to the heart of this ancient forest, a chance to lay eyes on a rarely visited waterfall and swimming hole along wild, crystal clear Wassen Creek.
First Broadcast: 2009
Producer: Ed Jahn
Videographer/Editor: Michael Bendixen
Production Assistance: Jacob Holcombe
Special Thanks: Ross Bondurant (pilot)
- Please be aware that Oregon Field Guide and OPB do not endorse the positions of Cascadia Wildlands, a non-profit group that is actively campaigning for preservation of The Devil’s staircase as an official wilderness area.
- Online: CascWild.org