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!

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Hiking clothes
  • Rain jacket (if you go down to the falls)
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Snacks
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RT Distance 0.8 Miles
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
River

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Wow!!

This was my first hike where pre existing ropes were necessary to climb down! What an adventure :D

Highly Recommended!

Gorgeous hike, fantastic scenery! We went really early and was able to avoid other hikers.

Wish the trail went down to the bottom!

The money shot is definitely from down at the water, but in order to get there you have to jump the fence and scramble down a pretty steep cliff. When we visited this weekend a group of teenagers were having a pretty hard time on the trail, so we decided to play it safe and just enjoyed the views from the platform.


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