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.

26 days ago

Great quick and easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. Stopped on the way to Crater Lake and it was totally worth it. Check out video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcRCOVhdvhI

hiking
26 days ago

Heavily trafficked trail. Family friendly and pet friendly. Well marked and easy to find. If you make the drive all this way, I recommend visiting some of the other waterfalls along Hwy 138. Clearwater Falls and Whitehorse Falls are along side the road and do not require any hiking to see them. Watson Falls (the 3rd tallest waterfall in Oregon) is about 2-3 miles round trip. Umpqua Hot Springs is also proximal, but be prepared for nudity if you decide to stop by.

1 month ago

One of the best waterfalls I've been to but very heavily trafficked. If you are feeling adventures you can go off the trail and climb down some steep rocks to the bottom of the waterfall. Since it's such a short hike you might as well take advantage of the Umpqua hot springs a few miles down the road after.

1 month ago

Beautiful and easy stroll to the view point! Dog friendly, and our pup loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Heavily trafficked, yet easy trail. Did this trail early November, 2017. The view of the falls is gorgeous. We went off trail and climbed down (not recommended, but very amazing). Steep scramble down the side of the rock. Big safety risk.

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months 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.

3 months 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
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

hiking
5 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!

6 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
6 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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

Love this waterfall

6 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!

6 months ago

Too many bugs!!!

hiking
6 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
6 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

7 months ago

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

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