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Tumalo Falls, Bend

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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. 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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  • Great falls and hiking trails. A steep trail up to the falls and then a nice hike along the creek in the woods. The falls leave made this a very special day. 
  • A short drive and you enter the park for a 2 mile drive on gravel. You may choose different trails that are well marked and it is only a short 1/4 mile hike up to the falls. However, it is at over 500...  read more »
  • You can drive to a parking lot and walk a few steps to see the water fall, but head in further to see the twin falls about 20 minutes walk. Trail very easy and lots of families with their pets take st...  read more »
  • A great place to visit. A bit crowded at the Falls but the hike to the upper falls is GREAT. Not a lot of elevation and would rate the hike easy as the trails are well maintained and traveled, many spots to stop and let the dog or kids splash in the creek water AND beautiful waterfalls. Very pet and kid friendly!!!
  • Beautiful falls. The trail is easy but still challenging. Only trouble is parking can be difficult since there are not many spots. Take advantage of the several stops to admire the falls.
  • Such a fun day with my buddies... You can just for a little bit or a lot. from my car to the fall it was about a 10-minute hike but we went a lot farther than that I'd recommend you do too.
  • Absolutely stunning vistas of the waterfall, river and surrounding area. The falls are accessed by a long gravel road with typical bumps and washboards, so be aware. Cars make it up there fine in the Summer. Don't miss it!
  • Although you have to drive down a gravel road, there is a parking area at the end of the road. You can see the falls from the parking too. Beautiful falls for such an easy hike.
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