Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

A good amount of snow still. I struggled to find the trail but this app helped out there!

on Tumalo Creek Trail

hiking
1 day ago

We got there early so it wasn’t crowded. Nice easy trail.

Beautiful trail!

I started at the falls and hiked up. Stunning trails and the waterfalls do not disappoint! I gave four stars because of parking and that can be a stressful experience for some. A lot of bikers so you have to be aware of them and speed of some bikes on certain trails.

hiking
4 days ago

Really good, clean, mostly flat trail. Great first hike getting back into the swing of things. Well travelled. We went in the afternoon and many people were on the trail.

I gave the trail review 3 stars because the terrain and other information was as discriped. Seeing the falls was nice and there were a couple other nice views along the way. Otherall thought I would say it as a little boring and I opted to double back instead of continuing to loop back on the forest service load. on the other side, it may be a good walk for dogs?

I believe this hike is also known as Chush Falls Trail. It’s stunning and not too difficult. Couldn’t see the falls that well, but the views of the mountains are amazing. We had a bit of a challenge finding it and parked far away from the trail head. We noticed an area on the way to the trail head where you could park a couple lawn chairs and enjoy a picnic next to the river.

Beautiful hike! Still a lot of snow. Had to punch through and trail find, but it was great!

walking
6 days ago

Nice walk. The trail needs to be marked better. Don’t leave main trail by taking trail along river as it ends suddenly.Learned the hard way. Surprised there is not much traffic on the trail from Sunriver. River views are awesome. .

hiking
6 days ago

Pretty intense hike up. Not a whole lot of flat level hiking, mostly either up or down. The first part of the trail is forested and breaking views of Mt Washington and Three Fingered Jack. The second part of the trail is fairly rocky and dirt with great views of Brokentop and 2 of the 3 Sister mountains. The last bit of the trail was pretty rocky and rough, but the views from the top are absolutely stunning! Well worth it!

Beautiful. Trail is very well-maintained

Awesome!! Get their early. It is a busy trail, at least Mother’s Day Sunday it was. Our family with a 7 and 5 year old did great. You can get down to the water but it is a little steep. Pack a lunch and enjoy.

This was a great day hike. Just park at the trailhead sign and begin walking. The trail was marked with blue diamond tags nailed to the trees, and was very easy to follow. There is a bathroom at the trail head and a the falls. Our 5 and 7 years olds made the 7 mile trip with ease. Picnic tables at the falls for a fun outdoor lunch. Have fun and enjoy the views!

hiking
15 days ago

The way up is a steep incline. Your quad day will be complete after this hike. Beautiful views at the top of surrounding mountains . Well worth it. Coming down is a piece of cake.

Easy peasy

mountain biking
18 days ago

Great hike! I biked it with our two dogs and the trail was great, gorgeous scenery the entire way!

hiking
20 days ago

Hiked in from the snow park hoping to do a little fishing. Still 95% iced over. Took our poles for a walk. Beautiful area in each of the seasons.

This was a great hike, the gate was open and we were able to drive up to the trailhead. it was very, very heavily used. parking was a nightmare. the falls were beautiful and once you got past the initial falls there were fewer people. had to turn back after a few miles because of ankle deep snow on the trail but a very nice morning hike.

hiking
21 days ago

Nature is so beautiful on this trail! We hiked up to the falls and higher up got to hike in the snow! Lower trail next just fresh air and scenery. Very family friendly, parking not great fills up fast a lot of cars parking on road and instead. Very happy pets on trails too!

Great Hike.
don't Get Lost with All Trails maps, They Send me To A Different Route..

hiking
29 days ago

Fun hike and challenging with kids with a few peaks and valleys. There were a lot of trees down in the path and it didnt look like it had recently been maintained but we were also early in the season. The view of the falls isnt very good at the top. There is a trail leading to the bottom which may be clearer but it was very steep and not kid friendly. I would go again later in the year.

mountain biking
29 days ago

We took this trail yesterday with cruising bikes, (not ideal for trail riding) and had no trouble! It's an easy, paved trail most of the time, a few gradual, longer inclines, but manageable. It eventually turns into a dirt path before the falls, but still very manageable. The river views start out with wide, calm waters and eventually narrow into powerful, raging glory. So beautiful. I think the river was extra full and glorious from snow melt this week. Highly recommend.

hiking
30 days ago

This was an awesome hike, was snow still at the very top what an amazing view off all the mountains.

hiking
1 month ago

Stopped in with kiddos over the weekend for a quick walk. Saw cougar track and scat in the middle of the trail! Back to the car we went!

trail running
1 month ago

Wife and I hit it together not much traffic on it. Great easy trail to clock some miles on. Definitely recommend.

Beautiful and fascinating place.

Nice trail and very exposed during the summer as there are not many trees

Just a little snow at the top! Great hike.

Quick walk next to the visitor center. Kids liked it. We’d do it again. 3.5/5

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