Plaikni Falls Trail

EASY 21 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.

Easy trail, but also very beautiful. Perfect for little kids.

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4 months ago

a bit touristy

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9 months ago

very easy hike to the falls ..

walking
10 months ago

This is really more of a leisurely walk through the he forest than a hike. The waterfall at the end is pretty although it is not fantastic. In addition because of the easy access of be trail, it is semi- crowded at the end in front of the waterfall. My biggest recommendation is to bring bug spray as there are multitudes of mosquitos. This would be a good walk for those who may not be in the best of shape or have small children

10 months ago

Nice walk around crater lake national park. Beautiful fall at the end with wild flowers. Thanks!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Nice short hike to see the falls. Lots of people, but its not a problem

10 months ago

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10 months ago

Small hike + waterfalls = Loads of people

hiking
11 months ago

Busy trail but we timed it perfectly to avoid the crowds that can accumulate at the falls area.

hiking
Friday, July 24, 2015

Beautiful waterfull. Nice easy hike. A must to see.

hiking
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. It's a quick detour from the lake, and a great look at the rest of the park.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Very easy hike although I would suggest mosquito repellent and they were every where. Waterfall at the end was very nice. As said in previous review this is a new trail they are building and one of the only wheel chair able ones I know of.