Hike to Steelhead Falls

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Distance

1 miles

Elevation Gain

120 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

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! ;)

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🥇Top Contributor

8 months ago

When it gets hot GO SWIM!

Super fun for the fam and I for a nice swim on a hot day. Beautiful falls to take pictures in front of as well.

🥉Contributor

about 1 year ago

Steelhead is beautiful

Yep

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about 2 years ago

great fun

This is a great place for cliff jumping. The river is ice cold, but it’s very invigorating. The backdrop with the falls is great for some epic photos too

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.

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