Hike to Toketee Falls

0.8 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

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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over 4 years ago

Beautiful falls near Crater Lake

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!

Toketee falls

Trail didn't go all the way down

Breathtaking experience

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.

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