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Tumalo Falls, Bend

#2 of 15 in Nature in Bend
Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
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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  • Started at the North Fork Trailhead at the base of Tumalo Falls. Went out 4 miles (8 miles out and back) to Happy Valley. Seven waterfalls by my count along the way. Vert well maintained trails with.....  more »
  • Very beautiful water falls, plural...the trail past the main falls was not very busy. Seems like most people just go to the first viewing platform. Packed dirt path with very few roots and rocks...  more »
  • It was fairly easy to find.... the good road turned into a gravel road for the last 7 or 8 miles... limited parking up by the falls.  more »

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