Plaikni Falls Trail

EASY 11 reviews
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Plaikni Falls Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Chiloquin, OR that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

2.0 miles 167 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

The trail begins with old growth fir and hemlock forest all around which provide a nice bit of shade. Plaikni Falls trail is a pleasant hike and relatively easy at 1.1 miles to the waterfall (2.2 miles round trip). The only real issue for most is that because its so short, its difficult to get away from other people if youre looking for a bit of solitude it can get congested. The trail travels through the trees and along rocky bluffs until it hits Sand Creek where it opens up to wildflowers and lush vegetation at the base of Plaikni Falls.

2 months ago

2 months ago

very easy hike to the falls ..

walking
3 months ago

This is really more of a leisurely walk through the he forest than a hike. The waterfall at the end is pretty although it is not fantastic. In addition because of the easy access of be trail, it is semi- crowded at the end in front of the waterfall. My biggest recommendation is to bring bug spray as there are multitudes of mosquitos. This would be a good walk for those who may not be in the best of shape or have small children

3 months ago

Nice walk around crater lake national park. Beautiful fall at the end with wild flowers. Thanks!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short hike to see the falls. Lots of people, but its not a problem

hiking
4 months ago

Small hike + waterfalls = Loads of people

hiking
4 months ago

Busy trail but we timed it perfectly to avoid the crowds that can accumulate at the falls area.

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful waterfull. Nice easy hike. A must to see.

hiking
2 years ago

Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. It's a quick detour from the lake, and a great look at the rest of the park.

hiking
2 years ago

Very easy hike although I would suggest mosquito repellent and they were every where. Waterfall at the end was very nice. As said in previous review this is a new trail they are building and one of the only wheel chair able ones I know of.

hiking
3 years ago

This is a new trail built in 2011 that takes you to a small but beautiful waterfall in Crater Lake National Park. The hike is an easy one and wheelchair accessible. Most of the distance is flat and the 200 foot elevation gain at the end is not too steep. The park was still building the trail when we hiked it. Many rest stops have been created but the wooden benches that will eventually be placed there are still sitting at the trail head waiting to be placed. We hiked the trail on a rainy Sunday morning and only saw one other person on the trail but this is sure to be a busy trail in better weather and once the public realizes this new trail exists.