Hike the Trail of Ten Falls Loop

8.7 miles 1300 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Jhamil Bader

10 gorgeous waterfalls throughout one hike.

The unique feature of South Falls, Lower South Falls, and Middle North Falls are the paths that pass behind the falls providing an amazing visual and auditory experience; however, be sure to have a good bag for your equipment to avoid water damage and a decent jacket (preferably water-resistant). One should be cautious when walking behind the waterfalls as the ground can be slippery or icy depending on the season and can cause falls.

The hike, along with the two offshoots is easily to complete within 2-3 hours even with stopping to shoot and can be done at most levels of fitness. There is also a 4-mile bike trail if you wish to do some cycling while you're there. If you're looking to learn a bit of Oregon's history or want a bite to eat, the South Falls Lodge is open most days from 11 am to 6pm.

If you are a snack person, bringing along some almonds, trail mix, apple slices or other such goodies make the 2-3 hour hike much more enjoyable. At least 1 water bottle’s worth of water is recommended per person as well.

It’s best to arrive between 7 am and 8 am for the optimum lighting conditions and to avoid crowds. Pets are allowed in most areas of the park including the picnic areas, but are prohibited on the trails.

Location Coordinates: 44.856389, -122.608611

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over 3 years ago

Beautiful Day Hike

I did this hike on a grey, showery day in September and it was beautiful. Flow was good but not as high as I've seen in others pictures. If you can manage, the hike down to the bottom of North Falls is worth it and a great perspective.

Crazy Hike

I was visiting the town of Corvallis and this was the perfect hike to get out of town for a day. I did the rim trail around but instead I cut it in half so it only took about 2 hours. We saw 7 of the falls. Great restaurant at the head of the trail too.

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almost 4 years ago

Awesome trail run

This is a wide, user-friendly trail that's also great for running. Other reviewers are right in that this place gets incredibly crowded in the summer, even mid-week, so pick an off-time or off-day if you want to really zoom on this trail without having to worry about passing solo and group hikers.

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