Tumalo Mountain Trail

MODERATE 137 reviews
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Tumalo Mountain Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,407 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

skiing

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

This mountain has one of the best views in central Oregon that easily accessible. To the north is broken top mountain with the high alpine scenery. To the southwest is mount bachelor. There is minimal blowdown each year and all the snow is gone by July.

hiking
2 days ago

Straight up fun

1 month ago

Beautiful view! We brought our dog. Didn’t know they weren’t allowed. We saw others as well. Beautiful view! Challenging snowshoe, totally worth it!

1 month ago

Great snowshoe trail! Though it says no dogs, plenty of responsible dog owners were on the trail. Beautiful view from the top!

Be cautious with parking at the base - some no parking signs are not apparent and we got a ticket today:(

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Amazing views from halfway to the top. Lots of doggos, so keep them on a leash, but other than that really not too busy for the first saturday in November!

3 months ago

Went this last weekend. Nice family hike. Recorded 4.5 miles round trip. Some ice on the trail but no snow and very cool iced up trees landscape at the top. Super cold and windy at the top as well. Heavy traffic.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views reward a straight up trek.

4 months ago

Land of Yar

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful views, strenuous hike which is worth every step.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty easy hike, took about 2 hours total. Moderate elevation the whole way. Unremarkable forested scenery on way up, but pretty spectacular panoramic views at the top, but a bit smoky today (9/5), so giving it 4 stars for now. Enjoy!

5 months ago

This is not a moderate hike...it is completely uphill the entire way with solid elevation gain. It has great views but don’t bother going on a cloudy or semi cloudy day-you can’t see anything. The trailhead is located at Dutchman snow park by the way-we drove by it!

hiking
5 months ago

Outstanding views from the summit

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked this with our 3 kids (ages 6, 11 and 13) and had a great time. Views of South Sister, Broken Top and Middle Sister at the top were spectacular! Highly recommend for a family hike!

hiking
6 months ago

A straight up stellar hike. Worth the climb for the view.

6 months ago

Short hike for spectacular views! Worth staying for sunset but it gets windy and cold up top!

6 months ago

Well groomed trail, made for easy going. Fantastic views of the Sisters and Broken Top and in late July there were still wildflowers and butterflies to enjoy.

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent hike that isn't too challenging, but will give you a good workout. Spectacular views all around the top. The trail is basically all uphill to the top and, of course, all downhill hiking back to the beginning. There was a fair amount of traffic for a Friday morning, but we had the top to ourselves for ten minutes. Temperature was nice, and the light breeze felt great. There weren't too many bugs.

hiking
7 months ago

Tumalo Mountain is a popular hike in Central Oregon with fantastic views from the top!

7 months ago

I'm 15 and come from SC, so I'm not very skilled in hiking. But this trail was fantastic and had it's tough moments, but the views were worth it!!

hiking
7 months ago

This an amazing hike for views considering it is only 2 miles in. I can't tell you how many years I drove by this hike on to others, oblivious to its existence. You see, there isn't a sign along the highway, so it's easy to pass up. This is my second time up the mountain, and it was awesome. I think it somehow got better since last time, or my memory fades (probably the latter). Perhaps it was because I went late in the day when the shadows were long, and the clouds were epic. Crazy beautiful up close and personal view of many major mountains in Central Oregon. It's well worth the bit of effort to get to the top.

hiking
7 months ago

Go back to California, the hikes there are way better.

hiking
7 months ago

Relatively easy trail with a fantastic view at top!

snowshoeing
11 months ago

Excellent hike with stunning views on a clear day! Tough incline heading up, but well worth the views. Snowshoed in mid- March

11 months ago

Great views and a really nice trail, hard hike but a good challenge

snowshoeing
Monday, February 19, 2018

Snowshoed on a clear day in January. Followed previous tracks up, and blazed our own trail coming back down. Quite steep at the final ascent, but manageable. View from the top was breathtaking.

snowshoeing
Monday, February 12, 2018

By following the existing trail forged by those before me, I went straight up - round trip with some wandering around at the summit left my GPS showing only 2.98 miles. Snow was an icy pack the whole way up. Summit would be fantastic... On a day without a complete whiteout. Still worth the trip, great length and strenuous for a weekend day hike between breakfast and a late lunch. I look forward to going up in the spring.

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Beautiful hike for snowshoes. Trail is covered so you’re at the mercy of the previous snowshoer who picked a pretty spicy grade up to the top.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Awesome in January!

snowshoeing
Friday, December 01, 2017

Was extremely cloudy and snowy when we were on top. Some pictures going up looked beautiful. Trail signs in winter we’re not very visible and took a completely non trail path up. Very hard and steep in snowshoes. Over all weather held this one back.

skiing
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Beautiful views! Needs more snow for skiing down

Sunday, November 12, 2017

snow shoes were a must!

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