Tumalo Falls

  • Easy (to Upper Falls)
  • 3.8 miles round trip
  • 680 feet elevation gain
  • Open late May through October
  • Use: hikers, bicycles

  • Moderate (to Spring Creek)
  • 6.8-mile loop
  • 1100 feet elevation gain
  • Open mid-June through October

Tourists who drive out from Bend to see picturesque, 97-foot Tumalo Falls often don’t realize that a dozen other waterfalls are hidden nearby on a network of woodsy trails. Even hikers with young children can usually manage the easy 1.9-mile path up Tumalo Creek to Double Falls and Upper Falls. If you continue on a 6.8-mile loop you’ll pass countless smaller waterfalls. This route crosses Bend’s Bridge Creek Watershed, where bikes, dogs, and tents are banned. From Highway . . .

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This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.