Tamanawas Falls Trail

EASY 75 reviews
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Tamanawas Falls Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.4 miles 659 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

A short hike into the waterfall. The falls itself is a large falls with a large dry cave behind the falls. Rocks can be very slippery when wet so make sure to watch your step. The dry cave makes for a great finish to the hike and a great place to eat your lunch.

19 days ago

Beautiful hike in the winter. amazing scenery.

1 month ago

Relatively easy hike with lots of nice little pockets along the way. Mixed terrain and a little difficult at the end just cuz it gets slippery near the waterfall but this is a must go simply because you can get all the way behind the waterfall. Very beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Have been here 2x in the last 3 months. It is a very straight forward and easy trail. The rock slide is not a problem to cross. We did it on a snowy day on 12/06/16. Just use caution as snow can cover unsupported voids in the rocks. Expect to see many people on any day of the week. Worth the stop every time.

2 months ago

Amazing setting and an easy
Hike for kids and older adults! The falls are spectacular and don't forget to be adventurous and climb those few last rocks in order to walk behind the falls and see it from the other side!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

There is a rock slide 1/4 mile before the falls. The signs at the trailhead claim that the trail is impassable, however, most people should be able to to get to the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike but there is a rockslide about 1/4 mi from the falls. It's passable, but is difficult for dogs. The falls are beautiful.

2 months ago

Great October hike!

3 months ago

The trail seemed longer then the signs they had posted said. Someone needs to do some updating on what the real distances are. Awesome hike! It was a good work out, climbing some rock, hills tree roots. My 7 year old granddaughter had no problem with the trail. Great spots to stop at along the river on your way up to the falls.

hiking
3 months ago

Great fall hike! Not sure why some of the reviews say it is difficult. Well maintained, and great falls at the end.

3 months ago

Wonderful hike! Challenging at times due to the rocky terrain. I wouldn't take small children. The end result is breathtaking. You can climb up behind the falls, but it would be easier with hiking sticks. You will get dirty on this hike! Make sure to wear good shoes and bring your camera.

hiking
3 months ago

Wow! This hike is so awesome when there aren't many people on the trails. Mid week, early morning, perfect hike! The clouds cleared and gave me quite a show today. This one is going to be on my list of faves for sure!

hiking
4 months ago

A fun, late summer trail offering a mix of sandy trail and a bit of rocky terrain. The river running parallel offered many spots to ogle, and coming around the final bend to the waterfall was breathtaking. Using caution, one can climb up and sit behind the waterfall for an added experience. Be warned that it's tricky coming back down!

I don't really think this trail is for all skill levels as there is a bit of rock climbing and uneven terrain. Seeing moms carry their young kids through the rocky areas and others who rely on walking sticks turn back only validates this idea.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Do it every fall

4 months ago

kids loved it was great one a bit slippery for little ones with the small tail sometimes but over all was a good hike, don't wear shoes u want to stay clean

4 months ago

short but well worth it.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Good for casuals

hiking
4 months ago

My dad and I love this hike!!! This past weekend we stayed at one of our favorite spots at Sherwood Campground. You can walk across the log crossing the river at the campground and can walk along game trails until you get to the better conditions of the trail leading to Tamanawas falls. The trail takes you right to the trail head. After we came from the falls we were still ready to hike some more so we hopped on the trail that is next to a small yellow trail marker that actually says tamanawas falls. From there you just head up the trail until you get into the Elk Meadows wilderness. From there there are many options for trails. We took the elk meadows trail until it crossed the same river that runs down to Tamanawas Falls.