Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Deschutes National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful and fascinating place.

cross country skiing
1 month ago

Fresh snow and an awesome shelter stocked with firewood. Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Fascinating place and an easy trail for creatures who wear boots. Four stars only because the trail was short and I wanted to see more. The way the flora got a root-hold in the landscape was both inspiring and beautiful. We visited in mid-June on a sunny and warm day. Be ready for the three variations of rock to heat up fast in midday and it reflects a lot of light so take sunscreen even for the short jaunt. Definitely a place for closed toe shoes, keep an eye on little kiddos, and please do not bring doggos - I don't think they make tough enough dog-boots for this particular trail. I witnessed one hiker carrying his adult yellow lab on his shoulders, they best place for him if he couldn't stay home.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail above the falls had more snow than expected. I had no snow shoes with me so hiked back on the creek trail which was also snow covered. I look forward to coming back!

hiking
3 months ago

You can see the Falls from the trailhead. However the gravel road to trailhead is closed, so it is a 3 mile easy hike with no elevation from where you park to the trailhead. Continuing on, trail had icy spots

We hiked this for the first time today. After completing about 2/3 of the trail with a “tromped path” in the snow, we turned around bc it was new to us and there were significantly fewer tracks...we’ll be back in the Spring!!!

on Tumalo Falls Loop

hiking
5 months ago

I've never seen so many waterfalls in one hike before! I unfortunately did not get to complete the loop because I lost the trail in the snow 2/3 that way around the loop and had to turn around. Will return in the summer to complete!

awesome day!

Love it. Hiking through lava is an amazing experience. Footing can be a little rough. leave dogs home. this stuff is sharp.

backpacking
7 months ago

One of the most beautiful places is ever back packed to.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike along the river past 10 or so waterfalls. A couple of the falls are great for photography if you're willing to haul the weight. The trail through the watershed needs some maintenance but wasn't bad. There is no bridge at the stream crossing near the turn around. A couple logs upstream will get you across.

interesting, beautiful. a must see when visiting the area,

Surreal.

Really awesome views!

Hike across 2 miles of sharp lava flow on PCT and then a short.2 mile side trail up Little Belknap. Climb up to the top and inside a cavelike opening there are a couple of lava tubes you can look down into, pretty cool. Easy hike but tough on feet

Unique experience. Lots of pretty obsidian rocks to look and pet.

Definitely bring sturdy shoes. Views from the top are incredible.

The waterfalls along the first half of this hike are amazing. We had to cross the creek after getting on swampy lakes trail and it was almost waist high so just a bit of caution if you're doing the full loop.

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome hike! Although, I was so distracted by the views that I didn't make the loop (ran out of time). My hike went up North Fork Trail and back, but not quite to the next trail.

nice trail not to crowded.

Hiked this trail and really enjoyed it. The road to drive straight up to the falls is out currently. Which was fine cause we really wanted a great hike. There was still a little snow which made it even better. But it didn't effect the ability to hike. Mid week and mid day was a great time to go. Not very populated.

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 12, 2017

strenuous

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Two hiking paths. Two totally different views. Heavily trafficked. Family hike. Worth the drive.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

obsidian was a geological wonder. hike was easy but wear substantial shoes

hiking
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Highly recommend this hike! It's fun going through the lava bed area and up to little belknap. Great 360 views and if your feeling up to it afterwards head over to big belknap for an even better view. We camped in the Mckenzie pass area for a week and this was by far my favorite hike.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

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.

rock climbing
Monday, September 12, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

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!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Nice hike Great view from the top no shade after the first three-quarter mile so recommend starting early on sunny days. got to talk with a few PCT hikers can't wait to go back and do Belknap mountain or Black Butte both are taller

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Wear strong shoes and have your sunblock ready

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