Toketee Falls is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glide, 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 year-round.
Beautiful waterfall over basalt cliffs into a wave-tossed pool. Toketee Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in all of Oregon, renowned far and wide for the graceful columnar basalt formation framing the two-stepped falls. The North Umpqua River has carved a sinuous gorge out of the lava flow, resulting in a waterfall of 113 feet in height - a 28 foot upper tier which plunges into a pool flanked by a deep alcove, followed by an 85 foot plunge into a large pool. At the trailhead, the wooden 12 foot diameter Toketee Pipeline is passed, which diverts much of the volume of the North Umpqua River to a powerhouse downstream. This artificial taming of the river allows the waterfall to flow in an extremely consistent manor all year long.
Wish there was an easy way to go to the bottom
Great family hike! Well worth the drive. Wish there was still easy access to the bottom of the fall. The outlook is amazing.
fun and easy hike, very pretty falls
I enjoyed a lot of the trails off the beaten path.
Well maintained trail that most anyone should be able to complete. I'd rate it as easy unless you go through the whole in the fence, then it jumps to difficult. Thank you to whomever installed those ropes to help with the slick dirt.
Very easy hike to the top of the falls look out point. You can get down to the bottom of the falls but it requires you to hop the fence and scramble down the side of the cliff. It's doable in the right shoes and clothes but its not super easy to do. it's definitely more for the adventurous type. Don't exactly plan on swimming unless you enjoy freezing cold water!
Super easy and if you can, climb over the right side and take the hike down to the bottom. Would not recommend climbing over the rail if you are: old, young or obese. not being rude to anyone, but there an easy rock climb but wouldn't recommend for everyone!
Easy hike to top view point. Yes there's stairs but it's a short hike. Amazing waterfalls.
Decided to take the path less traveled and go through the hole in the gate and down the steep mountain to the bottom of the falls. Little sketchy with little scrambling on rocks. Takes maybe 5 min to get down. Once you're down its a whole different perspective that leaves you wanting to stay forever. Tons of fun!
Path takes you to an overlook, not to the bottom.
Was beautiful, hiking to the look out was easy getting down to the falls was a challenge !!
But was so worth it
It was a short hike but the falls were gorgeous. If you go through the fence & go down closer to the falls, it's amazing. It's a bit dangerous but worth it.
Short, easy walk to the falls. Can climb down steep trail to get closer (a bit dangerous but worth it).
It was a very very quick hike, beautiful waterfall and would be a great little stop to take if you are on a long drive, but I wouldn't consider it a "hike" by any means! But a beautiful little walk to stretch the legs!
27 of 52 hike challenge
well worth the side trip, easy little hike to see a great waterfall
The trail is not very long but there are a lot of stairs. It is well maintained though and the view is definitely worth it. There are several side trails that are more difficult to trek but you can get closer to the river. I wouldn't recommend going to the base of the falls unless you're a good climber but it is amazing down there.
The hike to the viewing deck of the falls is easy and well maintained. Once you get to the deck, the view is great as well.
We actually decided to climb all the way down to the base of the falls (not recommended unless you know how to navigate the terrain, though), and had another group behind us that did the same. Down to the bottom is relatively a short distance, it's just very steep and does require scrambling.
The view from the base is even more breathtaking than the view from the observing deck, and the climb up is much easier than the climb down. Worth it if you're safe and smart about it!
Gorgeous falls! The hike/rock climb/scramble down to the base of the falls was a challenge to say the least since it had just rained, but it was absolutely beautiful down there. Definitely do not recommend going to the base if it's been raining. But, the trail hike to the viewing platform is good anytime!