Hike to Toketee Falls

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Distance

0.8 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Eric Johnson

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!

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πŸ₯ˆ Contributor

almost 4 years ago

One of the best falls I've hiked!

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.

One of my favorite waterfalls!

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

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πŸ₯‡Top Contributor

over 4 years ago

As beautiful as the pictures!

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...

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