Hike to Steelhead Falls

Steelhead Falls Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Shawn Ford

Steel Head Falls are awesome year around becuase the offer amazing cliff jumping spots during the summer and rad photography during the winter!

Following along the Dechutes river for half a mile you will see where the river progressively gets more aggressive. On both sides of the trail you will see beautiful mountain inclines and jagged cliffs. If your lucky you might just see a bald eagle soaring high above! Along with Steel Head being a great place to go cliff jumping during summer, it is also a good place to fish. Winter is beautiful with the falls running stronger than ever so it makes for great photography and the die hard cliff jumpers! ;)

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Distance

1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

120 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Swimming, Hiking

Bathrooms
Family Friendly
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

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Bend, Oregon

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great fun

This is a great place for cliff jumping. The river is ice cold, but it’s very invigorating. The backdrop with the falls is great for some epic photos too

Steelhead Fun

This was a short hike between the gorgeous rock walls of Oregon. I only went to the falls, even though you can continue on, and I was able to sit and enjoy it for a while with no one else around. The cliff is a decent height and if you're feeling up to it, the waters are deep enough to jump into. I did this in June and it was a little chilly when I climbed out of the water but the adrenaline kept me warm enough. In summary, it's great short hike with a beautiful waterfall and a nice place to swim.

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