• Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    0.8 Miles

Easy Parking
Forest
River

Toketee falls offers beautiful, constant flow all year round. It's a short 0.8 mile roundtrip hike with plenty of hidden gems along the river.

Toketee Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in all of Oregon, renowned for the graceful columnar basalt formation framing the two-stepped falls. The North Umpqua River has carved a sinuous gorge out of the lava flow, resulting in a waterfall of 113 feet in height - a 28 foot upper tier which plunges into a pool flanked by a deep alcove, followed by an 85 foot plunge into a large pool. At the trailhead, the wooden 12 foot diameter Toketee Pipeline is passed, which diverts much of the volume of the North Umpqua River to a powerhouse downstream. This artificial taming of the river allows the waterfall to flow in an extremely consistent manor all year long.

To get down to the falls you will have to hop the fence near the lookout point. The right side is easier to get down with exposed roots and wire to hold onto. It's a little sketchy at first, but definitely worth it!

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Hiking clothes
  • Rain jacket (if you go down to the falls)
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Snacks
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This was my first hike where pre existing ropes were necessary to climb down! What an adventure :D

6 months ago
6 months ago

Gorgeous hike, fantastic scenery! We went really early and was able to avoid other hikers.

7 months ago
7 months ago

The money shot is definitely from down at the water, but in order to get there you have to jump the fence and scramble down a pretty steep cliff. When we visited this weekend a group of teenagers were having a pretty hard time on the trail, so we decided to play it safe and just enjoyed the views from the platform.

8 months ago
8 months ago

Made the long drive to Toketee Falls (now I know to spend an entire weekend camping around the forest) and wow. The hike to the falls is a straight forward trek with some nice river views along the way and an incredible vantage right down to the falls from a viewing point.

9 months ago
9 months ago

Check out this stunning video loop of Toketee falls taken summer 2016: http://bit.ly/ToketeeFallsVideo

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Toketee Falls is definitely worth a stop if you're on Hwy 138 - it really is as blue and beautiful as all the pictures make it out to be. The trail is very easy to navigate, with little elevation, although to get down to water level requires some steep scrambling that isn't for most people. Be sure to spend a few minutes at the gorge above the falls - it's almost as spectacular as the falls itself. And Umpqua Hot springs is only a few miles up the road when you finish the hike...

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

I made a quick stop at Toketee Falls after leaving Crater Lake. I wish I would have had more time (and not have been solo) so that I could have ventured down to the base of the falls. Regardless, a beautiful sight to see!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Trail didn't go all the way down

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

I was out camping close by toketee falls. I couldn't believe how beautiful this place was. I went to the hiking trail that leads up to the falls and the view is just breathtaking. the only thing I regret is not hiking down to jump in the water. I didn't have the proper shoes so next year when I return ill be sure to take a good pair. This place is highly recommended.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

In Summer you can cliff jump into the pool below the falls. Its a great place to cool off from the summer heat.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

This waterfall is breathtaking, pictures don't do it justice, but the entire hike is beautiful! There are multiples places to stop and take a photo of the river rushing through the forest. I recommend hitting this trail early. I went at around 7am and had the entire trail to myself and the lighting was perfect!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

The walk to Toketee Fall is pleasant. The hike is easy and you can easily be sidetracked by all the beautiful hidden treasures along the walk. The return trip can be as short as 1.5 hours return, but make it a day hike and take it easy. Is worth taking your time on a beautiful trail like this one!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Loved this place. Easy trail, but definitely worth hopping the fence. Also, still trying to convince myself it was worth it; jumped right into the insanely cold water. BOOYA

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Another of the most incredible falls in the PNW! The scene looks like something out of a fantasy book and I could stay all day watching the falls.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

Such an incredibly unique waterfall. It's breathtaking from the viewing platform but if you really want the full experience, give yourself a little adrenaline kick and climb down to the base through the crack in the fence. I promise it isn't as sketchy as it seems and is worth facing fears!

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Lots of little places along the trail to the lookout where you can climb down and get closer views of rapids and smaller water falls before the main attraction. If you're planning do climb down below the falls, bring sturdy shoes and a sense of adventure... and make sure you have plenty of time for the journey down and back up... Also be warned there are a lot of stairs to and from the lookout of the falls!

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Easy hike on the trail with a one of a kind view. Hard to describe this falls, a definite must see. Can be adventurous as you choose to make it. Views from highway 138 are amazing as well if you find the correct turnout and climb to a rocky overlook.

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

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