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Tumalo Falls, Bend

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Tumalo Falls is a 97ft waterfall on Tumalo Creek, in the Cascade Range west of Bend in the U.S. state of Oregon. Additional waterfalls are upstream along Tumalo Creek and a tributary, Bridge Creek and its Bridge Creek Falls. All of these falls are within the Deschutes National Forest.The United States Forest Service manages the Tumalo Falls Day Use Area about 14mi from Bend by forest roads. In addition to waterfall views, the day-use area has picnic sites and a toilet and offers access to trails for hiking and mountain biking. Using the site requires a Northwest Forest Pass or payment of a fee.Tumalo Falls Trail leads from the picnic area to a viewing platform above Tumalo Falls, about 0.25mi upstream. The trail continues beyond the falls. About 1.25mi further upstream, it reaches a second waterfall, Middle Tumalo Falls, a two-tiered cascade totaling 65ft in height.
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  • I love the area around Bend, and Tumalo Falls was no exception. I was surprised how close it was to the city.  more »
  • We went to Tumalo Falls only to find the road to the Falls was closed. We decided to make the walk to the Falls. 3.4 miles later we found an awesome waterfall. It was well worth the hike. I think a di...  more »
  • Lucky we got our first visit in right before they closed the road for winter. The road is definitely bumpy, take it slow:) During our visit there was a small amount of snow & little bit of ice, just w...  more »
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  • This is the best waterfall in Oregon! Perfect shape and effect. A strong flow plunges vertically over an abrupt basalt edge 300 feet straight down into a box canyon. A short trail leads to the top for good views. A daring trail takes you to the bottom and behind. Parking is very limited on busy weekends.
  • Stunning waterfall! Nice hike to get to it. Photo says it all.
  • Be prepared for a 5 mile round trip the path has great views and is moderately easy.
  • Amazing trail that clears out once you make your way past the falls. The falls are gorgeous and immediate once you park. The miles after that are peaceful and quiet
  • Great trail beside the waterfall and following the creek up the valley. Easy beautiful hike.
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