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Aidan T. on Tumalo Creek Trail to Tumalo Falls
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!
Very neat location. The cave entry is very ominous and spooky. You instantly descend a set of stairs into the cave. Complete darkness from the point in, so bring light! To reach the cave end you must crawl twice along the way (towards the end) but it's not too tight. The sign notifies of bats, but we weren't lucky enough to see any.
We went mid-March in the hopes of using our snowshoes before the season ended. It was a little warm and the snow had compacted enough for it to be a nice hike without the snowshoes.
The most notable element of our hike wasn't the waterfall. Unfortunately, it was the tremendous amount of dog crap along the trail. I must have missed the sign that said "If your dog has to crap every 25' and is prone to bouts of diarrhea then bring them here and don't worry about picking up after them!" Don't get me wrong, I love the little furry guys, but it would sure be nice if their owners were a little more considerate of others and picked up after them.
If you like waterfalls, the sweet smell of a fresh steaming pile of dog crap and the challenge of a poop riddled obstacle course then this is the trail for you!!