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Tumalo Creek Trail to Tumalo Falls

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Tumalo Creek Trail to Tumalo Falls is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bend, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Easy stroll to Henline Falls. To the right of Henline Falls there is an old mine shaft. At some point a steel gate was installed and at a later point a small section was cut out of the gate allowing access. If you are looking for a more challenging venture recommend the 'Ogle Mountain Trail' which is before you arrive at the actual falls and forks to the right and up. It will lead you to the top of the waterfall and onto many other falls. Google "Family Falls" for more info.

snowshoeing
snow
7 days ago

Nice trail with packed snow. We saw people without snowshoes but we were glad we brought ours. We elected not to do the loop and instead do an out and back - it looked like fewer people on the trail then the road. The falls were beautiful and worth the hike in.

hiking
26 days ago

Awesome snowshoeing! Had to pack it in and didn’t make the full route, but still had a great time!

hiking
2 months ago

A perfect example of the beauty of Central Oregon.

hiking
2 months ago

The south side of the loop is the Tumalo Creek Trail portion of the loop and was the most scenic part of the hike up until you reach the falls. The north end is actually a road. If you want to hike through some alpine forest you can hike up past Tumalo Falls to Double Falls, but probably wouldn’t want to go much further without snowshoes. Spikes recommended if there is snow on the ground.

2 months ago

We did the trail to the falls out and back. It's about 7 mile without much incline. The only incline is the last couple hundred yards to the falls, so it's a pretty easy hike. It was very icy for the first mile and hard pack after that. We had spikes but there were other people who were hugging the snowy edges to keep on their feet. I personally wouldn't go without spikes until it snows again, just to slick. All and all a beautiful hike, the scenery is fantastic.

4 months ago

No good trail markings, typical Oregon. ended up on the skyliner trail which was an awesome 6.5 mile run. Head back tomorrow with a map and run the falls loop

hiking
4 months ago

I snowshoed this trail in march and it was so fun! Flat, and accessible. Some were mountain biking it.

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful trail! 7miles out and back. Pretty easy hike, mostly flat the entire time. Dogs loved it as well! You follow the river for majority of the hike with beautiful views of the river and mountains. People also mountain bike on this trail. You can also just drive to the falls by following the road to the every end. (Lost of cars parked there) The falls were amazing!! Breath taking!! You can get very close to them and potentially even underneath them, but we did not try. We did the hike the first week of October:) highly recommend!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls and an easy hike to see all of them. This one I ranked lower only because it gets pretty congested with many other hikers and dodging the bikes get challenging. Road to trailhead is gravel but no problems navigating around the occasional pothole. Parking is a problem if you don’t get there early.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice! Great little fall hike.

6 months ago

a little steep but completely doable and only 1/4 of a mile.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls!!

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike but hit it early to avoid congestion.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a nice trail, we started at Tumalo Creek trail and arrived st the visitors parking area to a great view of falls from a distance. I was tired but wanted to get closer and possibly underneath but didn’t do it. Hopefully before we leave I’d like to get to the visitor area on top of falls!

hiking
8 months ago

Fantastic hike, you can walk almost directly underneath the waterfall!

snowshoeing
8 months ago

Snowshoed this loop in the winter and it was beautiful. A couple of downsides: the trail is very narrow so you have to be paying attention to skiers or mountain bikers coming downhill, it wasn't super well marked in the winter and we ended up going a mile in the wrong direction. I'd love to try this again in the fall when the leaves change!

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing scenery. The best view is right from the small Tumalo Falls parking lot (no hiking required (not always what we want to hear)). There are plenty of trails around, however.
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8 months ago

Beautiful sight to see! Took a off trail and got under the fall! Amazing. Also a lot of other trails to
Hike besides the tourist 1/4 mile jaunt

hiking
8 months ago

This was a great hike. It starts out with an incline, just know it levels out. You're not climbing the whole entire time. There were a lot of mosquitoes so bring some spray. The waterfalls and the creek that the hike follows was really pretty. We hiked just passed the log bridge which was 3 miles and then back out. Parking can be difficult as there are a lot of people. Be sure to listen for mountain bikers they share the trail. This is not a difficult trail.

hiking
8 months ago

This trail was so fun! The views of the waterfall kept getting better the farther we went.

8 months ago

Started at the skyline trail. For hikers I could see where this trail could be dangerous. In some places it’s not really wide enough for all the bikers coming through and a person walking. The bikes are usually going pretty fast. Also, the trail was kind of bland until you got to the falls. There wasn’t a lot to see along the way. I’d likely do it again I’d just pay to park and walk up the falls from there.

9 months ago

Keep in mind you have to start on the skyline trail.

walking
9 months ago

We parked at the pay by plate station and took the trail that followed the road to the water fall. Almost went too far and ended up on the Farewell trail. Make sure you don’t do that if you’re wanting to see the waterfall. Family restrooms at beginning of trail. There’s a little bit of an incline up to the viewing points but not anything you couldn’t stand aside and take a breather if needed. There is a trail off to the right on your way up if you’re looking to head under the waterfall, but we heard it was a little treacherous so we turned around and continued up. Wonderful pictures and sites. Lots of people and dogs. Some not on leashes. Perfect for first timers or even “out of shape”- like me- people.

9 months ago

We got there early so it wasn’t crowded. Nice easy trail.

hiking
10 months ago

I started at the falls and hiked up. Stunning trails and the waterfalls do not disappoint! I gave four stars because of parking and that can be a stressful experience for some. A lot of bikers so you have to be aware of them and speed of some bikes on certain trails.

10 months ago

I gave the trail review 3 stars because the terrain and other information was as discriped. Seeing the falls was nice and there were a couple other nice views along the way. Otherall thought I would say it as a little boring and I opted to double back instead of continuing to loop back on the forest service load. on the other side, it may be a good walk for dogs?

hiking
10 months ago

This was a great day hike. Just park at the trailhead sign and begin walking. The trail was marked with blue diamond tags nailed to the trees, and was very easy to follow. There is a bathroom at the trail head and a the falls. Our 5 and 7 years olds made the 7 mile trip with ease. Picnic tables at the falls for a fun outdoor lunch. Have fun and enjoy the views!

10 months ago

This was a great hike, the gate was open and we were able to drive up to the trailhead. it was very, very heavily used. parking was a nightmare. the falls were beautiful and once you got past the initial falls there were fewer people. had to turn back after a few miles because of ankle deep snow on the trail but a very nice morning hike.

11 months ago

Completed this hike on our Vacation last week! Just came in on the gravel road side of the trail and it was easy to walk and great views! Worth doing if you are there!

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