Tamanawas Falls Trail

MODERATE 215 reviews
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Tamanawas Falls Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

A short hike into the waterfall. The falls itself is a large falls with a large dry cave behind the falls. Rocks can be very slippery when wet so make sure to watch your step. The dry cave makes for a great finish to the hike and a great place to eat your lunch.

snowshoeing
20 days ago

Great hike. Treacherous without traction. Snow melt bogs at some points, but can be walked around.

hiking
1 month ago

Favorite waterfall in the Mt.Hood NF. Typically short easy trail

1/14/18-

First 1/4 mi of trail was clear with spots of thick very slick mud. 1/4 way in trail turns to solid black ice...spikes are needed!

Found pair of shoes at trailhead mens size 9. So if they are yours I have them!

1 month ago

Couldn’t complete because of the ice. Recommend spikes for your boots. Very dangerous with cliffs and ice. Will come back and try it with better traction.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike I loved it. Some parts were treacherous because they were covered in ice and I did not have the right shoes on-- I had my converses. But I was determined to get to the falls and crawled my way through the hard parts. I suggest you bring some sort of traction for your feet you won't get far with out it!

1 month ago

I had two very painful falls coming back down, but did not have crampons. I went yesterday, definitely have the correct shoes with crampons!

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely grab your mini spikes for this one right now! The last mile and a half is practically an ice skating rink. It’s fun, but there are some precarious edges you wouldn’t want to slip and fall down.

hiking
1 month ago

Great winter hike (12/31/17). If you go on a day below freezing without recent snow cover, then crampons are your best friend. People without them were crawling and sliding as most of the trail is very icy.

hiking
1 month ago

This was an awesome hike (10/27/17). Mix of everything you could want in a short PNW trail. Waterfall was gorgeous; the rocks are very slippery and you need to climb a little, but you can get behind the falls too. A small landslide of rocks was in the middle, but you can easily get through it.

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful!! Short and sweet. Easy river trail, with snow falling from the trees which made the view and experience spectacular. There were many snowshoers on the trail, but regular hiking boots worked just fine without spikes or crampons. Our dog loved this trail and there were many other friendly pups out! Naturally, it was icy closer to the falls so please approach with care.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the most breathtaking hikes I’ve ever done!! However it was very icy due in regular hiking boots with the recent snowfall last weekend (definitely wear crampons if you have them!) The waterfalls were crystal clear and beautiful. Totally worth the adrenaline rush while sliding around!! ☺️

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike in the snow!! Lots of people with snowshoes but what you really need right now are some ice spikes!! My girlfriend and I did it in hiking boots but there were some sketchy parts and a fair amount of sliding. All worth it though, amazing fall at the end of it! We’ll do it again in the summer and get behind the fall and swim!

hiking
2 months ago

Not much snow or ice yet. I was fine with normal boots.

hiking
2 months ago

Very good trail markings. Essentially no snow. We went behind the waterfall and had a snack. It was awesome.

2 months ago

One of my most favorite hikes ever. Beautiful forest trail leading up to a definitely worth it waterfall.

2 months ago

lots of snow and ice. you need poles and yak trax on your shoes. the falls is beautiful and worth the trip in.

if you are prepared this is a fun hike. It is not runable.

3 months ago

Did this hike two weeks ago and the ground was already covered in snow. Beautiful but wasn’t what I expected. I thought from the other pictures that there would be a cave behind the falls and there wasn’t any ...
the trail is gone maybe .4 miles from the falls. A landslide. But you can crag up it if you’re in shape and have the right shoes when it’s icy out.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

This hike is amazing for snowshoeing! I look forward to do it again this year when winter comes around again.

hiking
4 months ago

This hike is absolutely gorgeous! The climb is not too steep and you'll see tons of little critters around. When I took the hike back in July there was a rock slide and the rocks had blocked the trail, but it was a fun adventure climbing up and around to get back to the trail to reach the falls. Upon reaching the falls, it is so serene and peaceful. It is a great spot even for a picnic and there are wood logs to sit on. The squirrels down by the waterfall run the place and are super friendly. It's quite an amazing oasis!

hiking
4 months ago

This hike till this day is one of my favorites no matter how short it was absolutely stunning and the scenery makes you feel as if your in a movie!!! Check out my pics and you will understand

hiking
4 months ago

seeing the falls was amazing, but climbing up behind it was even better! the climb to the cave behind the falls was a little scary because it’s so wet and there’s not a trail, just a bunch of rocks. just be sure to go slow and to always have a hold on one of the rocks. the rockslide before the falls is an obstacle but totally doable, again, just go slow and always have something to hold on to!

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