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

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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.

6 minutes 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
9 days 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!

16 days 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.

1 month 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!

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Awesome trail - easy to follow, great beginner snowshoe, but spectacular views make it perfect for all levels of skill. Didn’t do the loop - just went out and back on the trail side, decided to nix the road section. Lots of fresh powder as of today, but it won’t last long!

2 months ago

This is a great winter get away!! Close to Bend and a good cross country ski!! On the weekend it is really crowded, but on the week day it is a good choice!! The views are spectacular and if you like waterfalls it is a must see!!

hiking
3 months ago

Please park in usfs parking lot at trail head not in front of gate during winter months. Too many rigs block access to the home owners further down the road. Nice walk but respect those that live near by.

hiking
4 months ago

This was an easy hike. Majority of it is walking up a gravel road but the scenery isn't horrible. Tried to get back to double falls but encountered to much ice on the trail. There is also a trail to get behind the falls and to the bottom

4 months ago

Loved the view, this was an absolutely beautiful winter hike! I’d definitely recommend hiking past the top of the first falls, following the river for another mile or so to Double Falls. Level, flat and easy for a majority of the way, the last 1/4 mi to the top of the Falls provides a slight incline for children. The trail loop will begin on a service road, but the loop back was much more enjoyable, in the woods, and secluded. When you hit Silverlake Lodge at the end, the single road bridge next to it will bring you back to the start.

hiking
5 months ago

We hiked out and back along the road, in about 4-5 inches of snow. Very flat, easy hiking even with all the snow. Falls were gorgeous. Beautiful day. Our dog loved it too.

hiking
6 months ago

Well groomed scenic and easy hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike and easy for kids to complete. Expect a hike from your vehicle. Busy trail.

hiking
7 months ago

We hiked this in mid September 2017. There were quite a few cars in the parking lot but we had to wait only about 10 minutes before a spot opened up. This was an easy hike on well groomed, wide trails, with a slight but steady increase in elevation. We didn't finish the loop and turned around after only 4 miles because it started snowing heavily and we weren't dressed for snowy conditions.

8 months ago

Great trail. Ran into a couple of mountain bikers on the trail otherwise we were by ourselves until the falls were it was a little crowded. Must pay attention to signage. We missed the return loop so completed it as an out and back.

9 months ago

beautiful hike with lots of features to enjoy...very easy aside from the initial 1/2 mile, which is easy but all uphill

trail running
9 months ago

My GPS watch measured 7 mi. there and back. The trail was well marked and the last mile or so as you run parallel the creek is fantastic. The falls are a must see!

10 months ago

You can actually drive and park right near the falls and it's about a .5 mile to the top lookout and not very steep. If you continue on the trail it's about 4 miles along the river and is gorgeous. I would also recommend taking the side trail near the beginning to walk down near the base of the falls.

10 months ago

Relatively easy hike that leads to an amazing view of the waterfall. There is a smaller trail toward the end that you can take to go to the base of the waterfall. Pretty cool experience.

hiking
10 months ago

The view at the end makes the hike completely worth it! At the end of the hike there is a .25 mile trail to view the falls from the top, along which there is a small trail jutting off that you can take to go underneath the waterfall. Go check it out, but be careful! It's very slippery! Having to hike to the falls (instead of just driving to it) made the feeling of going under the falls that much more refreshing

10 months ago

Very beautiful & the wildflowers all smell so lovely! It is heavily trafficked though.

10 months ago

There's a parking lot at the falls. There's nothing to see on the trail itself so it's pretty pointless. Recommend just driving to the falls

11 months ago

Beautiful! With the fire closing down the drive in road, it's very secluded.
If you take the detour where the bridge is washed out (about a mile in), it will take you up and around adding another mile to the hike.

11 months ago

Amazing falls.

hiking
11 months ago

Tumalo Falls is always stunning, one of my favorite places in Oregon. I was only able to hike approximately one mile above the Falls due to the winter snows blocking the trails. I was able to make it to Double Falls and the next Falls but then turned around as I could not even visualize the trail due to the snow.

11 months ago

Hi guy's still snow bring tracks!

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

This is a nice trail, a bridge is out and there is a detour that adds to the distance. It came out to just over 7 miles there and back.

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

It's worth the hike along the creek to get to the falls. Don't short yourself by parking and walking along the road.

mountain biking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Great trail for mountain biking, everyone was super friendly.
I wish more places embraced mountain bikers like Bend does. They have a 3 to 1 ratio of mountain bikers to hikers showing up at all of their trail maintenance and trail building days. We stayed in town and the food and breweries were fantastic. This is a town that knows how to attract nature loving tourists who enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities. We will definitely be back!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It's actually 7mi from where you park but it's still a beautiful hike! Also fun to snowshoe

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The trail to the top of the waterfall is nice but a better trail can take you behind and under the waterfall.

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