Plaikni Falls Trail

EASY 44 reviews
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Plaikni Falls Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Chiloquin, Oregon 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 best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

The trail begins with old growth fir and hemlock forest all around which provide a nice bit of shade. Plaikni Falls trail is a pleasant hike and relatively easy at 1.1 miles to the waterfall (2.2 miles round trip). The only real issue for most is that because its so short, its difficult to get away from other people if youre looking for a bit of solitude it can get congested. The trail travels through the trees and along rocky bluffs until it hits Sand Creek where it opens up to wildflowers and lush vegetation at the base of Plaikni Falls.

hiking
6 days ago

Nice wide trail.

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1 month ago

Really beautiful forest!!!

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1 month ago

The hike itself was pretty easy, the smell of pine was refreshing, and the falls were beautiful. The "lightly trafficked" description above was a major understatement today however (late August). Plenty of people on the trail from start to finish, and a small stadium crowd at the falls was a detractor.

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1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike with a great waterfall at the end.

2 months ago

An incredible new trail. tons of people but wide enough to share. wide open forest, enchanting wildflowers and an awesome waterfall. We trailed right after the rim race, what a day.

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walking
2 months ago

We drove thru Crater Lake on our way home from Salem. the trail was easy to walk through and was clearly marked. there was a guided tour that began at 2:00 pm, but we just took the trail on our own. there really was no reason to have a tour guide. The water fall was gorgeous. We walked it with our 3 teenagers. The butterflies were fun to photograph.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Went on a Saturday afternoon in the summer. Not a huge parking lot, but got a spot. A few cars were parked on the side of rode with enough room. Easy walk, with a creek to follow, wildflowers and you get right up to the falls. Beautiful! Recommended you keep driving after this to the end of Pinnacle Rd for a quick walk out to see the Pinnacles, very cool as well.