Tumalo Falls and Double Falls [CLOSED]

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Deschutes National Forest

Tumalo Falls and Double Falls is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 321 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

snow

closed

Please note trailhead access is blocked to motor vehicles during winter months. You can still access trail by foot. This is a short hike to two beautiful waterfalls on Tumalo Creek beneath Broken Top Mountain. The first one you encounter is the largest at 97 feet while the 2nd (Double Falls) drops 30 and then 20 feet with about a mile in between. You can hike further up Tumalo Creek for more smaller waterfalls if you have time.

2 months ago

Beautiful falls and hike through the snow. Had to park 2.5 miles from the trail due to road closure.

hiking
3 months ago

I love this hike...but I'll tell you that if you're able to do it, I'd do the whole loop. It's 7 miles but there are so many waterfalls and a lot of pretty forest. You're able to get down to some of the waterfalls also!

hiking
4 months ago

Tumalo Falls and Double Falls are beautiful and the trail is easy and scenic. Be aware that the last 2 miles or so of driving are on unpaved roads. Also you will need an NW Forest Pass or $5 cash for parking. For my full Pursuing Balance Through Adventure Trip report including pics and video please visit: https://oregonhikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.business.blog/2020/01/10/tumalo-falls-double-falls/

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hiking
6 months ago

The trail is great. Totally worth it. The road and the parking are washboard gravel.

hiking
6 months ago

Really pretty, and fairly easy, trail with great waterfalls! If you’re in Bend, definitely check this place out! A heads-up about the dog thing: most people are good about it, but some people do ignore the leash rule. It can be a very high-traffic hike at times, so just be prepared, and possibly go earlier or later in the day to avoid peak crowds.

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7 months ago

This is definitely a place worth exploring, but it's much nicer to visit outside peak tourist season. Middle of a weekday at the end of October and the trailhead was full, but there was easy-to-find parking spots along the road. The dirt road going out is pretty beat up, but manageable. Besides all that, the trail is well maintained and it's a good hike. The falls are beautiful, with ice around the base already. Nice little kid-friendly jaunt.

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7 months ago

Nice easy hike to a double waterfall.

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off trail
rocky
8 months ago

This trail was fine but nothing special. It was not as close to the river as I would have liked. There were only a few spots I was able to see the creek. Also there were many bikes along the path that were hard to move out of the way for because it was a small dirt path. On the 2nd half of the trail it was all in a rocky street with cars driving by constantly. Overall it wasn’t the best hike ever

Great walk through the woods. Waterfalls are super pretty.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail! Got there at 9:30 and saw almost no one on the way in. Lots more people on the way in and getting crowded as we left. If you go a little farther down the trail than is on the map, you can see another falls. Our dog loved it too!

Nice little hike! A lot of people and parking is a little difficult but we got lucky finding parking next to the trailhead. Once you get passed the Tumalo Falls outlook there are less people. We had a great time in nature.

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9 months ago

Nice peaceful trail with the dog. Heavy traffic but well worth it.

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9 months ago

Hiked aug 3-nice little trail with 2 beautiful falls

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bugs
10 months ago

Good hike but mosquitoes are mean! Repellent doesn’t work either. Just enjoy the hike and mosquito bites :)

hiking
11 months ago

easy hike worth the drive

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11 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
11 months ago

Super easy beautiful hike.

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off trail
rocky
Mon May 27 2019

We did Tumalo Falls as soon as we moved here as an easy exploration! We now bring all our out of town guests here for an easy and beautiful day trip!

hiking
Fri May 24 2019

Perfect for families

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Thu May 23 2019

Easy hike with spectacular waterfalls. Some patches of snow in the trees but the trail was in good condition.

hiking
snow
Fri May 17 2019

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closed
snow
Wed May 01 2019

Hiked 4/30/19 Beautiful hike, still 34 degrees at 8 am... snow is not on the road coming in. The gate is locked so you have to walk the road in. Nice gravel road. There is still snow on the trail. We only did Tumalo Falls.

Thu Apr 18 2019

Trail head is closed. Otherwise, the added 2 miles to reach trail head is not bad at all - which is fairly flat and has gravel.

hiking
snow
Fri Mar 01 2019

trail head is closed in the winter so it add about an extra 1.5 miles to the falls. unfortunately we did not have that sort of time to extend our 2 miles hike to a 5 mile hike so we only did a small portion of it. The bottom of the hike was beautiful though we deep powder everywhere. I look forward to going back. it definitely is a popular trail, so keep this in mind.

hiking
Sun Nov 25 2018

Yesterday did 5.5 miles roundtrip to the bridge over the creek and back same way. All the falls were beautiful in the snow. Solid ice layer beneath the snow so needed traction the whole way. Due to trail conditions, few people ventured beyond Tumalo Falls and even fewer beyond Twin Falls

Mon Nov 19 2018

We did the 8 mile loop that showcased about 8 different waterfalls and a generally amazing trail. This hike is as hard as you want to make depending on how fast you go and if you do the loop. The walk back on the loop is not nearly as nice so if you walked to the 1/2 way point and turned around I wouldn’t blame you.

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