Tamanawas Falls Trail

MODERATE 375 reviews
#3 of 145 trails in

Tamanawas Falls Trail is a 3.3 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
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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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.

hiking
1 day ago

Lovely little hike, not too short, not too long, not too busy, with a perfectly beautiful waterfall at the top!

4 days ago

Good quick easy hike.

hiking
8 days ago

Such a fun hike with a stunning payoff! We arrived at 7:30 AM and were the only ones at the falls for almost an hr, so arrive early to beat the crowds. On the right side near the falls is a rocky trail. Follow it and then carefully ramble your way over the rocks to get to the back of the falls for a tremendous view!

hiking
10 days ago

Best hike on the mountain!

13 days ago

Great for families. Beautiful falls.

16 days ago

beautiful waterfall

hiking
17 days ago

This was my favorite hike in Oregon! The trail follows the river which kept the air temperature pleasantly cool and provides nice background noise. The falls are beautiful and you can even go behind the waterfall! Do this hike!!!!

hiking
19 days ago

This hike was beautiful throughout and the falls were better than I could have expected! A quick nice day hike for those short on time. The drive there had great views of Mount Hood, and the drive back to Portland is a great opportunity to stop at the gorge. Make sure to stop ahead of time (like in Zigzag) to get a $5 forest day pass.

26 days ago

A fun trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end.

hiking
26 days ago

Cool little hike that has some pretty cool stuff along the way. You get some cool views of cliffs, nice little pools and rapids along the creek, some minor rock climbing and a waterfall. There are also 2 cool bridges. I really enjoyed this trail. I saw many people of all ages with dogs and children, so it’s good for everyone. Definitely check it out.

28 days ago

Great workout! The waterfall at the end is amazing. If you climb over the rocks, you can go behind the waterfall. Like someone else has stated, trail is 4 miles round trip, signs at the trailhead say 2 miles to waterfall.

hiking
29 days ago

This is a super easy, short hike! The waterfall is gorgeous.

Be sure to have the correct parking pass!

29 days ago

Easy hike, great view.

29 days ago

Great hike to do with kids! The rocks at the end are a little tricky, but the view from the waterfall is incredible.

hiking
1 month ago

Great Trail and definitely worth making it to the end! Much easier coming back than going in but a lovely day hike with family.

1 month ago

great hike. its 4 miles round trip though not 3.3 fyi! not hard though!

hiking
1 month ago

Great Trail and definitely worth making it to the end! Much easier coming back than going in but a lovely day hike with family.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this waterfall today it was one of the hottest days of the summer so far it was a nice waterfall with a nice spray some nice cool spots along the trail. I would do this one again.

1 month ago

We made it he hike fairly easily. The falls are worth every step. Once there you must go behind your he fall and experience this with a nice lunch.

hiking
1 month ago

We’re new to hiking and took our girls (7 & 9). They were starting to moan a bit towards the top, but once they saw the waterfall all complaining stopped. There is one part closer to the falls where I think some rocks fell so they are directing everyone to a lower path. When trying to get back up to the main path it was steep and the dirt was very loose which was challenging with younger kids. Overall, the falls make it all worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome family hike, and a great hike if you have dogs on a warm day - as there are plenty of places for dogs to get water.

1 month ago

Great hike. Moderate difficulty. Worth the trek.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved the streaming water along the pathway and magnificent falls at end to view as we ate our lunch!

trail running
1 month ago

Awesome path for trail running. Will have to slow in some sections to scale rocks, but isn’t too much of a hassle. Great views, definitely climb up behind the falls. If you’re running, bring bear bells.

1 month ago

Awesome hike! Pictures doesn’t do this hike justice.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this trail in September 2017. Beautiful hike all the way through. Tried to get underneath the waterfall, but the spray was fierce! There had been a rock slide so had to climb over some boulders, but overall pretty easy trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with and awesome reward at the end. We took our 1 year old in a backpack carrier. Went great. We all loved it. We went on a Monday. Trail was moderately populated. Took us about two hours to get out and back.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful and a good workout. totally worth your time. bring water. no snack needed. 1hr up and 1 hr back. excellent waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail! I saw all ages of people doing it, and dogs! The waterfall is beautiful. If you go slow you can navigate the rocks quite easily. I would of gave it 5 stars, but it was almost overcrowded on a Saturday afternoon! There is a lot of parking though!

1 month ago

my wife and I did this hike today. it was perfect weather and not terribly hard. definitelyget there early as it gets busy later in the day.

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