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Amazing Hike!

This is a must see for hikers and explorers in Central Oregon. No matter the time of year, it's a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nickie C
Redmond, Oregon
Snowshoe to the Falls

Our family snowshoed to this beautiful waterfall the last week of the year. Several people were on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see for hikers and explorers in Central Oregon. No matter the time of year, it's a beautiful and iconic place to visit, take pictures, have a picnic, or just enjoy some quite time in the wild outdoors. The trails can be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nickie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family snowshoed to this beautiful waterfall the last week of the year. Several people were on the trail. The 'summer' road to the falls is closed in the winter, so we walked on the snow covered road. Parts of the Falls were frozen, really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ReddingNorCalGal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful falls, easy hike, great place for a picnic! We will visit this place again when we return to Bend, for sure.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lori B
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We had some friends visit and decided a little hike with a gorgeous waterfall was just what they needed for their first Central Oregon exploration. It doesnt dissappoint.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Beautiful view but very busy! Parking was difficult, trails were over populated and short. They did have facilities at the trailhead. Would recommend doing during a slow time or find another trail. Note: Parking is by permit, or pay

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank askhammertime
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Tumalo Falls is a beautiful location and the falls are very close to the parking area. There are trails close by that follow the river upstream--you can hike a mile or 7. The trail is smooth and not difficult and smaller falls can be seen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank smalldonna55
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Tumalo Falls is a beautiful destination with scenic views all along a short, easy hike. Parking might be a challenge on the busier weekends, but still worth a little extra hiking.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed December 11, 2018

these falls are worth seeing. plus if your adventurous the hike above the falls ties into the pacific coast trail

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bwstill
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The hike is kind of long but it was definitely worth it. By the time I was near the falls there was no one around at that time so had a great time enjoying this beautiful waterfall!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank theloneglobetrotter
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Very close to Bend but plan for 2 miles of dirt road. There are more dramatic falls, to be sure but definitely worth the trip through a gorgeous NW forest.

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 23, 2018|
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Response from peggys368 | Reviewed this property |
This is a very easy hike and I cannot imagine it would be a problem for any one who has an average fitness level even with snow on the trail. Of course, one should always be mindful of the possibility of ice.
December 16, 2018|
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Response from MissyBunch | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know - I was there last summer. Perhaps contact the park service.
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Chance W | Reviewed this property |
lots of stairs not really bike friendly.
Travel Forum Posts
May 2018 trip to Bend-couple questions (13 Replies)
Flying in to PDX, spending 1st night at hotel at airport due to late arrival, morning, want to head to Multnomah Falls and lodge, maybe do a short hike, then head to Bend. We have 4 full days, trying to plan an itinerary to include Newberry National Volcanic Monumont, Smith Rock State Park, Tumalo Falls, take a day to drive to and from Crater Lake. Love hiking, but can only hike about 4-5 miles total at a time. Love scenery, waterfalls, western art. Any ideas on routes, the roads less...More
February 13, 2018|
Response from651Eddie|
What time of year are you taking this trip ? Are you at all interested in taking in part of the coast ?
Nebo, NC
Newberry Crater and Smith Rock (13 Replies)
I've added a second day in Bend to our itinerary in order to include Newberry Crater on the day we go to High Desert Museum and have time for Smith Rock, Tumalo Falls, and Bend's parks on the other day. Any pointers on the best spots to go for interesting scenic photographs? (We'll be arriving there Sept. 22nd and leaving on the 25th.) I'm also clueless as to which locations photograph best in the morning or evening. Many of you have given me lots of good ideas so far so I'm hoping for more...More
September 11, 2009|
Response fromphirl|
I aaume you are getting to McKenzie Pass on another day. Nice to catch the sunrise over the east rim of Newberry Crater. Paulina lkae shore is probably best. Good views from Paulina Peak
San Jose, California
Bend and Vicinity for Thanksgiving (5 Replies)
Hi How will Bend and surrounding areas be for a Thanksgiving trip? We were looking at Painted Hills, Stein's Pillar, Smith's Rock, Lava Lake, Tumalo Falls, etc. Wikipedia says an average of 2.4 in snow for November, and 21 days with minimum below freezing, but I am not able to figure out if roads will be blocked due to snow. Any tips? We will be driving from SF Bay area, so we plan to use Bend as a base to explore the region. Is that a sane idea? Thanks!
October 14, 2015|
Response fromChinookgrrl|
I think it will definitely be colder than SJ and its not uncommon to have some snow! The main highways will be maintained and plowed if any snow is around, but its possible Stein's Pillar and Lava Lake will be behind closed roads. If you go to the attractions near the main roads, you should be fine. There will be plenty to keep you busy... Painted Hills will likely be open, but for this you'll have to drive over the Ochoco Mountains, so that could factor in to plans.