Toketee Falls Trail #1495

Area Status: Open

The trail passes through an old-growth stand of Douglas-fir, Western red cedar, big leaf maple, and Pacific yew. The North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River is visible at several points, cascading through a narrow rock gorge. A bench is located about halfway along the 0.4-mile trail, which includes nearly 200 steps.

The trail ends at a sturdy viewing platform overlooking a two-tiered falls. The upper descent drops 40 feet, and the lower falls plunges 80 feet over a sheer wall of basalt. Although the trail is worth it for the aerobic workout, the spectacular view at the end is outstanding. Be aware that you may walk in on a marriage proposal taking place  -- it's that gorgeous.

*Caution* -  Please DO NOT climb over the safety fence in an attempt to reach the bottom of the falls as it is extremely dangerous. There have been multiple serious injuries and fatalities over the years. Stay on the designated trail only. 

Toketee Falls Trail #1495 - View of falls

Toketee Falls Trail #1495 - View of stairs

At a Glance

Fees: No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

General Notes:

Nearby attractions include Toketee Lake Campground, Toketee Ranger Station and Watson Falls.


From Roseburg,OR turn onto OR-138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard. Turn north off Highway 138 at milepost 58.6 onto Forest Road 34 (Toketee-Rigdon Road). Cross the first bridge and turn left to the trailhead parking. Trailhead is at the far end of the parking area. The big pipe resting along the road to the trailhead is part of the North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project. It typically sprouts a few leaks as the wood contracts and expands.


Day Hiking

This trail leads hikers to the impressive Toketee Falls.


Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Viewing Scenery


There is a picnic table at the trailhead.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
0.4 mile

  Elevation : 
2,450 feet