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Tumalo Falls via Tumalo Creek Trail

moderate(454)
Deschutes National Forest

Tumalo Falls via Tumalo Creek Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, snowshoeing, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 583 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

fee

Note: Parking can be difficult for the this trail. $5 parking

hiking
icy
11 days ago

trail is really icy about 2 miles in

hiking
icy
muddy
15 days ago

hiking
icy
1 month ago

Nice moderate walk, snow was mostly melt/refreeze stuff in afternoon, seemed a bit shorter than 6.5mi but I don’t know. Waterproof trailer runners were fine, spikes might have been nice in a few spots

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Great Day for this hike. Conditions were perfect without snowshoes. The bridges are a bit narrow and slippery...be careful.

hiking
1 month ago

such a beautiful trail

hiking
closed
icy
snow
1 month ago

My second time here at Tumalo was amazing. The gate was closed due to heavy ice so you need ice shoes or spikes to hike the 2 miles to where the small parking lot usually is to reach Tumalo. Highly recommend seeing it in winter, and definitely after the ice melts

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with all the snow; was a great day hike and did just fine with regular hiking boots. The page says a pass is required but I didn’t have one, car was parked in the lot for a good 5 hours and didn’t receive a ticket. Things to note: There’s a narrow bridge with no railing going over a steady flowing creek about halfway to the falls; with snow on it, it’s definitely a hazard for young children.

snowshoeing
icy
snow
1 month ago

Easy walk up the road to parking lot at the falls. Great views of the falls from the bottom and then used our poles to hike up the icy path to the top of the falls. Beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

Hard packed snow/ice. Used Yak Trax and hiking poles. Busy trail with people walking and dogs playing.

snowshoeing
icy
snow
2 months ago

Beautiful hike culminating at Tumalo Falls. We were the second car when we got to Skyline snopark and the only one when we left (strangely empty for a Sunday). The rain from the day before had made all the snow packed so that snow boots with traction devices is all you needed.

The trail is packed with snow, micro spikes / yak traks are recommended!

Kenzee 10.22

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Beautiful winter trail!! Lots of snow on 01/04/20. Bring good snow boots and a camera. There’s a view the whole hike. Kid and pet friendly.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

The roads were pretty much clear to the trail head. Not many people out but passed a couple groups. Trail would have been manageable without microspikes but we were glad we had them- there was about 3 inches of powder on top of a thick layer of ice. In some places the ice was very slick. Overall an enjoyable hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Winter conditions Dec 31- very very icy and yak tracks or spikes a must! Most people parked and walked on the road, so I had this trail nearly to myself. It is not moderate, it’s an easy trail with minimal grades, and is good for all levels and ages, dogs too. My favorite part was not the falls (which were fine but too developed and touristy for me), but when you leave the trees and the trail overlooks the creek and the cliffs, that is truly beautiful. A lovely bit of solitude in the wintery woods to end the year.

hiking
icy
muddy
3 months ago

beautiful trail, not to many ppl on a Friday afternoon. definitely would recommend yaktracs but not absolutely necessary.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike! Trail was covered with snow, so snow boots are a must! But I didn’t need spikes. There was no fee to park.

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

Road is closed and the walk on the road is a little icy. Would be better with yaktrax but not necessary

hiking
4 months ago

Nice- easy but longer hike! Many waterfalls along the trails that appear when you least expect. Will see ice this late on the season.

hiking
fee
5 months ago

A beautiful view of approximately seven waterfalls, depending how far you choose to go on this trail. It was cool in the shade but warmer in the sun but a coat didn’t overheat me. There was some ice along the trail but no deep snow. As far as the road in, if you go slow enough you wont bottom out in the hundreds of potholes. The ice castles being created by freezing waterfalls is awesome. See it while you can because fall is almost over and winter will soon make this trail impassable. As I say this, it is Nov 1, 2019. And do us all a favor, if you scoop the poop left by your best doggy friend, put it in biodegradable bags if you are going to display it along the path. Otherwise, Don’t use bags and push it off the trail where it will degrade on its on. Do Not Use plastic bags thinking you are being a good steward of our environment. Better yet, LEAVE NO TRACE!!

hiking
5 months ago

We were in town for youth club soccer and this was the perfect quick hike to get warmed up before the game. Quintessential Bend ❤️

hiking
5 months ago

I enjoyed this trail great exercise a couple inclines but nothing too crazy, easy to follow. I’d say it’s more easy to moderate. Be aware of friendly mountain bikers on the trail. Be rewarded with a luscious waterfall at the turnaround point.

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