“Awesome elevation gain brings beautiful scenery and waterfalls!”
— Casey Tucker
River/Creek · Views · Waterfall
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.
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.