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North Fork to Bridge Creek Loop

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7.2 Miles 11.5 Kilometers


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1,128' 344 m

Ascent

-1,127' -343 m

Descent

6,081' 1,854 m

High

4,968' 1,514 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Awesome elevation gain brings beautiful scenery and waterfalls!

Casey Tucker

Overview

As part of being in the City of Bend watershed, your dog will have to stay home if you intend to hike this route.
Great elevation gain, well-shaded trail, and over a dozen waterfalls to look at make this trail a great option for those wishing to get out and explore what Deschutes National Forest has to offer.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Waterfall
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

From the trailhead, head up to the Tumalo Falls Overlook. From here, continue along the North Fork Trail, stopping to look at the various (and beautiful) waterfalls along the way. At 3.5 miles in, you'll want to take a left at the junction onto Swampy Lakes Trail. Hike downhill from here, listening for the sound of more waterfalls as you make your way to a left at the Bridge Creek Trail back to the parking area.

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Valerie Graham
Portland, OR
Valerie Graham   Portland, OR
Beautiful hike! It's important to note that if you want to do the North Fork-Swampy Lakes loop, you have to ford the river. We were able to cross using a fallen tree in July 2017. Be sure to wear insect repellent, too. Swampy Lakes has that name for a reason. LOTS of bugs. Jul 22, 2017

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