Hike to Steelhead Falls

Oregon Steelhead Falls Trailhead

Added by Shawn Ford

Steel Head Falls are awesome year around becuase the offer amazing cliff jumping spots during the summer and rad photography during the winter!

Following along the Dechutes river for half a mile you will see where the river progressively gets more aggressive. On both sides of the trail you will see beautiful mountain inclines and jagged cliffs. If your lucky you might just see a bald eagle soaring high above! Along with Steel Head being a great place to go cliff jumping during summer, it is also a good place to fish. Winter is beautiful with the falls running stronger than ever so it makes for great photography and the die hard cliff jumpers! ;)

Travel On ‚úĆūüŹĽÔłŹ

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Fun
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

120 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole
Waterfall

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

8 months ago

Steelhead Fun

This was a short hike between the gorgeous rock walls of Oregon. I only went to the falls, even though you can continue on, and I was able to sit and enjoy it for a while with no one else around. The cliff is a decent height and if you're feeling up to it, the waters are deep enough to jump into. I did this in June and it was a little chilly when I climbed out of the water but the adrenaline kept me warm enough. In summary, it's great short hike with a beautiful waterfall and a nice place to swim.

8 months ago

Added by Shawn Ford

More Adventures Nearby

Snowshoe or XC Ski to Tumalo Falls

Oregon / Tumalo Falls

If you are looking to Hike to Tumalo Falls in any season other than winter, click here!In the summer, Tumalo Falls can be a great destination to drive up and hang out due to the fact that you can par.

Austin Jackson
6 Saves

Raft the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River

Oregon / Clackamas River (NF-4620)

The Wild and Scenic Clackamas River above the North Fork Reservoir is a great destination for paddlers and only about an hour drive from downtown Portland. This popular 13.

John Sunich
6 Saves

Snowshoe Tom, Dick, and Harry

Oregon / Skibowl

Your day of adventure will start at the Skibowl West parking lot. Unfortunately, due to snowplowing, the roadside parking to the Mirror Lake trailhead is covered in snow.

Austin Jackson
20 Saves