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A short, easy hike to some beautiful waterfalls. We especially enjoyed Tumalo Falls, in that you can actually go to the bottom of it and stand behind it! We went today with some crowds but everyone was courteous for picture taking and being patient along the narrow trail down to the base of the falls. As long as you can tolerate some other folks around you, this is a great waterfall to visit.

A lot of bang for your buck. Short, easy, with fantastic waterfalls. You can see three different falls by going roughly 1.5 miles past the main Tumalo viewpoint. Be sure to follow the mini trail to the bottom of Tumalo Falls as well.

Nice easy trail. Beautiful views.

Worth the walk!

Great place to walk and talk.

The falls is great. I actually enjoyed the 2nd falls better if you take the hike past Tumalo Falls.

The loop is more like 5.5 miles

Great views, if you are lucky there are raspberries to pick on the side of the trail.

Short easy trail for a walk along the Deschutes River. Recommend early morning or evening. Can get hot, very little shade.

go early or late evening, can get warm
very little shade.

Nice nature walk along the river!

Nice little trail!

Nice little trail!

Very enjoyable trail but way too many people. Very convenient and right along the river.

The map represented on this page is not the First Street Rapids trail. The first street rapids trail starts at the end of NW 1st street. Please rename this trail as the extended version of the Reed Market South River Trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Three waterfalls within the first mile or so. Bring mosquito repellant!

Loved the trail. Well tended. Scenery lovely.
Only downside was that a forest fire had ravaged the area decades ago: (darn those poorly smothered campfires).
But Reforestation, the beauty of the Tumalo Falls, creek restoration, the people, (well handled by their canines)
and light mosquito protection (light clothing) made our hike great.
Waltz

No snow as of 6/21. Easy to follow pretty much the whole way, just pay attention to the signs

Great trail. A little confusing since hiking trail parallels it. Read signs and stay close to river. Love the turns and whoops. Very doable.

Nicely groomed trail, easy, and scenic.

What a fantastic hike! The viewpoints along the trail give you a different scene of the creek and the Falls. You do gain some elevation so save some of your energy to go a little further and get to the Spring Ck Bridge. Totally worth it ;-)

We couldn’t have asked for better weather for this hike. Cloudy most of the time with a little sun in between. Lava island is so impressive! Got to see some big crows and a pretty flintch as well. Great easy family hike along the Deschutes!

Beautifully landscaped, asphalt and stone path for the most part (some gravel) along the Deschutes river. Visually impressive, easy stroll, enjoy the walk.

hiking
2 months ago

Hike was okay, nothing spectacular.

Good place to take the dogs. definitely busy though so be ready to say hi, good morning, or afternoon many times

Easy hike. Walk to the end of the Tumalo Upper Level Viewing platform and you'll find a trail that continues up river. The double are nice and worth the extra walk. There was still some snow on the trail so wear shoes with good traction.

I did this hike today with my wife and 3-year-old. It took a lot longer than we expected due to snow still covering good portions of the trail. We also didn't expect so many people to be out and about! However, as we marched further up the loop, clockwise, we met fewer and fewer hikers or mountain bikers. It wasn't until well after the halfway point that we started to see civilization again — mostly in the form of mountain bikers.

The waterfalls on the first half of the hike were truly amazing and the epic vistas on the second half made the climb worthwhile. We would definitely hike this one again!

I think we would have turned around if we didn't have the AllTrails map downloaded. The trail markers were tricky and in some cases completely missing. Also, we're somewhat new to hiking so discovering that the trailhead parking was fee-based after a 60-minute drive to get there was a bit of a bummer.

Not sure why it’s considered moderate. It’s a nice easy trail along the water. We brought our dog. Lots of spot for her to swim. Bathrooms every 1-2 miles.

on Tumalo Creek Trail

hiking
2 months ago

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