Tumalo Falls Day Use Area


Area Status: Open

This very popular site offers beautiful views of Tumalo Falls just a few minutes from the trailhead. There are areas for picnicking and access to hiking and mountain biking trails.

The North Fork Trail is UPHILL ONLY for mountain bikes.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Trails that leave from this site are: North Fork Trail, Bridge Creek Trail, Tumalo Creek Trail, and  Farewell Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: November 13, 2023 - Forest Service Road 4603 is closed for the season to motor vehicles. The road can still be used for non-motorized access to Tumalo Falls. The round-trip mileage from the gate to Tumalo Falls is approximately five miles.
Fees: Recreation Fee Site: $5/vehicle/day - passes are available at site.
Open Season: Summer: June-October
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • Stock, dogs, bikes and camping are all prohibited inside the Bend Municipal Watershed.
  • Due to very limited parking and high use, there is a 27 foot vehicle length limit at Tumalo Falls Trailhead. Even then, the parking area fills early and can often remain at overflow capacity on busy days.
  • Please pay close attention to "NO PARKING" signs on one side of the entrance road. These sections of roadway must remain open to avoid traffic hazards and permit larger emergency vehicle access.
Closest Towns: Bend, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased. Acceptable passes include:

General Information

Directions:

From Bend, OR: Travel 11.6 miles west on Skyliner's Road (4601), then 2.6 miles west on Forest Road 4603.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

Viewing Scenery

Tumalo Falls is 97 feet tall and is an impressive landmark on the Deschutes National Forest.  It is a few minutes hike to the overlook at the top of the falls.  Continuing the trail up the creek will bring you to numerous, smaller waterfalls that easily compete with the beauty of Tumalo Falls.

Picnicking

Related Information

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.03191

  Longitude : 
-121.56619

  Elevation : 
5000