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The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest located in parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It comprises 1.8 million acres along the east side of the Cascade Range.

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
2 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
2 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!

5/20/18: Amazing hike with great views. Still a lot of snow (~4-5 foot drifts). Might need to wait a little later in the season to get easier access to the trails.

Beautiful. Trail is very well-maintained

Hiked this last season was so beautiful

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.

hiking
10 days ago

Short hike that was great for our group with small kids. Beautiful views at the top. It was a very windy day so conditions from bottom to top varied.

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!

Great trail for a recovery run. Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
11 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.

very nice and relaxing walk to take kids on or just to get out

Easy peasy

mountain biking
14 days ago

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

This was such a beautiful hike

hiking
15 days ago

Very cute hike. Not much challenge other than walking up hill for a mile. On a clear day there’s an amazing 360 view of the landscape! It’s definitely worth doing again!

hiking
16 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 trail is an easy out and back that follows the river to beautiful falls. Children would like it because there are lots of opportunities to wade in the river. My watch showed it was closer to 4.5 miles round trip. We went in late April and it was perfect.

backpacking
16 days ago

Was a good trail, a little on the dusty side and was a little crowded by Cultus lake but once I got into the wilderness area it was a beautiful hike to a nice campsite over looking winopee lake

Wow this was a hard hike! Ali, Brandon, the dogs and I started at 6:35 am at Pioneer Gulch TH and got to the summit at noon. No snow for first 1.5 miles then we had our snowshoes on the rest of the way up. Incredible views of the sisters, Odell butte, Mt. Bailey. Only saw 3 other people on the trail. Did some glissading on the way down and ended up a bit off the trail, once the afternoon hit it heated up and the snow was very slushy with a lot of hollow pockets underneath. It was amazing but not easy and dangerous in some spots with the melting snow!

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
17 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!

hiking
18 days ago

This is a great short hike with options to go further along the 6 Lake trail. It’s open now and the gate is open- from the south (La Pine). There is a bit of snow. I’d recommend poles and hiking boots right now.

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

This trail is closed indefinitely due to heavy fire damage. Will update post when new trail is created

hiking
25 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
25 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.

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