Toketee Falls

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Toketee Falls is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glide, 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

Beautiful waterfall over basalt cliffs into a wave-tossed pool. Toketee Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in all of Oregon, renowned far and wide for the graceful columnar basalt formation framing the two-stepped falls. The North Umpqua River has carved a sinuous gorge out of the lava flow, resulting in a waterfall of 113 feet in height - a 28 foot upper tier which plunges into a pool flanked by a deep alcove, followed by an 85 foot plunge into a large pool. At the trailhead, the wooden 12 foot diameter Toketee Pipeline is passed, which diverts much of the volume of the North Umpqua River to a powerhouse downstream. This artificial taming of the river allows the waterfall to flow in an extremely consistent manor all year long.

hiking
1 month ago

This place is so beautiful.. easy trail and worth every minute. The waterfall is breathtaking.

1 month ago

Really nice hike. It is rated "more difficult" due to the over 200 steps on the path (each way), but it isn't very hard at all if the steps don't bother you. The steps are well maintained and there are easy places to stop and rest along the way. The waterfall is absolutely gorgeous, and the entire trail is picturesque.

1 month ago

I was all over this Trail identic photos got to see some amazing views. I also stopped on Highway side and hike down from there and got a aerial view of topside

walking
2 months ago

Short. Easy. Crowded when we were there. Amazing view of falls from platform.

2 months ago

Great view from the base of the waterfall. It is a shame they fenced it, but you can easily hop it

hiking
3 months ago

So amazing! I was a little bit afraid to go down to the waterfalls but I just take my time and it was ok (went down with 2 Chihuahuas, one at a time). hope that I can return there one day!

4 months ago

I highly recommend going at an odd hour so you don't show up when the mass crowds are their. At the end of the trail (overlook) you can go off the trail and scale down to the water. Its not very easy but if you are in shape its doable.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful falls, easy path, does have some stairs, be prepared if you hate stairs like my wife does, Most Mosquitoes I have encountered that I can ever think of off the top of my head, (at least in July) The kids & I did climb down to the bottom of the falls (This in NOT a hike) do not attempt if you to not like heights, you WILL be using your hands

4 months ago

It's a nice hike. Just can't get very close to the waterfall unless you climb the safety fence.

4 months ago

Love this waterfall

4 months ago

It was a scramble to get to the base of the waterfall but well worth it. The water was freezing but refreshing. Absolutely beautiful!

4 months ago

Too many bugs!!!

hiking
4 months ago

Just okay for me. Too many people. Not really much of an actual hike. And you don't really get all that close to the waterfall unless you climb down the side trail. I would do that if I were to go again. It's a very pretty waterfall and definitely worth checking out if you've never been.

hiking
4 months ago

Took this trail July 22 around sunset. We were the last ones of the short .4 mile one way trail. A lot of mosquitoes from the beginning and only got worse once reaching the upper lookout. There is a steep rope trail leading to the bottom of the falls. You can access this trail through a whole in the Upper Lookout Gate. Worth the short hike down to get a view from the bottom of the falls and pool. Bug spray would be useful but very easy trail with a few uphill stair portions. One of the better waterfalls in Oregon

5 months ago

Pretty Hike. So many little areas to explore & super easy trail. Love this area.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

This is a beautiful fall, but the hike is very misleading. The end is at a wooden deck high above the bottom of the fall. You have to sneak through the chain link fence to climb down the rocks to the bottom.

hiking
5 months ago

Best waterfall ever!!! We snuck down through the hole in the fence. Very romantic!!

hiking
6 months ago

This hike can be both easy OR hard, friendly for both novice OR advanced hikers...depending on how far you want to go. The distance from the trailhead to the end of the trail to the viewpoint overlooking the waterfall is super easy. There are quite a number of stairs, but I saw a lot of seniors doing the hike with their canes and whatnot. Stopping at the viewpoint is no fun though. There's a hole to the right of the fence where you can crouch through and climb down a steep hill with a rope. Warning: Don't take kids, dogs, or anywhere who's scared of heights with you if you decide to go all the way down to the edge of the water. The view right at the waterfall is breathtaking and it makes the 2.5 hour drive from Eugene totally worth it!

6 months ago

Easy hike and great view. For the more adventurous there are ropes to go all the way down.

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