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“Terrific, even for those with little legs”
Review of Tumalo Falls

Tumalo Falls
Ranked #3 of 109 things to do in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We spent an afternoon driving out to the falls and enjoying the hike, the falls, the beauty and the sun.

Yes, the construction is a pain but the traffic was not heavy so our waits to pass through the zones were not onerous.

Once arriving, over a gravel road of 2.25 miles length, we actually found the parking lot full. Parking in the lot is $5 on the honor system. We parked, of necessity, across the bridge along the road and walked over. Many picnic areas in the shade are available as are pit toilets and a trash can.

The hike up to the falls overlooks is steep, but relatively short, with a clear trail and no major or minor obstacles. The overlook is lined by a sturdy cement wall with a rail to keep the kids in check.

A little further up, along the trail, through the woods there is a clearing along the river's edge that allows for the little ones to get close to the water, through rocks and enjoy the beauty without the risk of a falls immediately adjacent to you. We were a group of 13, strolling with children from ages 3 to 15. Everyone had a grand time.

7  Thank okmac
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

While I haven't visited since last fall, Tumalo Falls is an iconic spring/summer/fall visitor destination. During those 3 seasons, you can drive to the parking lot at the Falls; during winter, it's a great place to snowshoe or x-c ski although the approach is 1.5 miles longer because the road is closed due to snow. It was recently closed due to the 2 Bulls Fire, but is now fully open and accessible. There are a variety of hikes from the area as well as just viewing from the parking lot. Lots of shady trees for a picnic lunch and a public bathroom. Check it out when you're in Central Oregon!

Thank Faith G
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

The worst part was the drive from Bend through the rough road/construction. The last part is a dirt road with limited parking, esp. on a weekend. The hike was easy and there were several photo ops along the way. Beautiful views...well worth a visit!

1  Thank MayaMia203
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great place for pictures, nice walk to the top. Found smaller path to walk along stream. Throughly enjoy our day. Don't miss it!

Thank ilceqd2013
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

The hike was super easy and not far from Bend. I suggest you take the lower hike below the viewing platform so you can get right underneath the waterfall. Beautiful.

2  Thank Pinaysis09
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