Toketee Falls

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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.

0.8 miles 210 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

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.

hiking
24 days ago

Check out this stunning video loop of Toketee Falls: http://bit.ly/ToketeeFallsVideo

This video loop was filmed in summer 2016.

2 months ago

Wish there was an easy way to go to the bottom

2 months ago

Great family hike! Well worth the drive. Wish there was still easy access to the bottom of the fall. The outlook is amazing.

2 months ago

fun and easy hike, very pretty falls

hiking
3 months ago

I enjoyed a lot of the trails off the beaten path.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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!

hiking
4 months ago

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!

hiking
4 months ago

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!

hiking
4 months ago

Path takes you to an overlook, not to the bottom.

hiking
4 months ago

Was beautiful, hiking to the look out was easy getting down to the falls was a challenge !!
But was so worth it

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Short, easy walk to the falls. Can climb down steep trail to get closer (a bit dangerous but worth it).

hiking
6 months ago

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!

hiking
7 months ago

27 of 52 hike challenge

hiking
7 months ago

well worth the side trip, easy little hike to see a great waterfall

7 months ago

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.