Tumalo Falls Loop is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bend, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Loop trail past Tumalo Falls, Doulble Falls, Upper Falls, North Fork Falls, and Spring Creek Falls. The viewpoint for Tumalo Falls is a few steps from the parking lot or a short trail to the top. The 89 foot fall along Tumalo Creek is one of the tallest and most beautiful waterfalls in Central Oregon. The area around the falls experienced a forest fire 25 years ago. The USFS has developed viewpoints both at the top and near the base of the falls making the views easy for everyone. Beyond Tumalo Falls you can continue along the river to Double Falls. Many people stop here and turn back around. If you continue on you will see 3-5 more waterfalls but you will have to ford the creek (unless you can find a fallen log to cross) After you ford the creek you will come across the Bend Watershed. There is no camping allowed inside the watershed.
This was a very nice hike. If you're a seasoned hiker, it's fairly easy. For those who don't hike often or are not used to the altitude, I would say it's moderate. We did the whole loop, but the part coming back wasn't anything overly breathtaking. (You do get a bit of a "lost in the woods" feel on that part, and it's far less traveled. We literally didn't see a single person on the way back down.) I would recommend that you stay on the main trail going up and then turn around and take it back down. A very beautiful hike.
Well maintained. This trail takes you past waterfall after waterfall! We have an eight year old and a ten year old and they did great!
I loved this hike. beautiful waterfalls, however it is not 5.7 miles. It is 8.3 miles and you can't have your dog on a chunk of it.