ToketeeFallsP - Saechao Photography

“The earth has music for those who listen.”

–William Shakespeare

Directions: Fairly easy to get to, there are signs.  

The Toketee Falls trailhead can be found 1/2 mile north of Highway 138 near Toketee Lake, itself about 43 miles east of Glide or 16 miles west of Diamond Lake. Simply watch for the road signs. The trail leading to the viewpoint is about 1/3 of a mile in length and while it is not designed for the disabled, it is well graded and easy to travel.

Fairly simple to get to...

I5 South if you are headed from Portland, OR.

Take the Exit 135 to Highwat 138. 

Drive 64.5 miles to Toketee Lake. 

Enter the Park, The Fall's parking lot is Left, after 2-300 yards.

Can't miss it, there are Signs

It's a quick hike. 

Parking Lot

Not sure if Parking Fee is required.   I was in a rush and didn't read signs.  I have the Northwest Pass.  

I've always been drawn to Toketee Falls.  I will make time to make it to the base.  the hike is very easy at 1/3 miles to the Deck, family friendly to the Deck.  Beyond there, No!  

Additional Waterfalls which occur within 5 miles of Toketee Falls

Watson Falls 2.60 miles

Slide Creek Falls 2.84 miles

Surprise Falls 4.56 miles

Columnar Falls 4.67 miles

Misty Grotto Falls 4.93 miles

More stuff to read here....   There are lots of water falls and even hot springs here, plan ahead!  

If you haven't already been to Toketee Falls, it's a must, a beautiful peaceful water fall. 

Be careful trying to get to the base, it is not Illegal but is not safe.  You'll have to climb over the Deck.  

Next list: must! 

Watson Falls 

Columnar Falls along the North Umpqua Trail. 

Lemolo Falls 

Hot Springs 

Hot Springs

Length: 3.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Trailheads: Toketee Lake, Hot Springs Highlights: Short segment crosses the river three times, with views of the hydroelectric structures at Toketee Lake including a 169-foot metal penstock that channels water down a steep cliff. The lake is popular for camping and fishing. At the eastern trailhead, a 1/3-mile side trail leads to the clothing-optional Umpqua Hot Springs — a 108-degree earthen pool and a “tub” covered by a rustic log structure on a bluff above the river.

Dread and Terror

Length: 13 miles Difficulty: Difficult Trailheads: Hot Springs, White Mule Highlights: The longest unbroken segment of the NUT is among the most challenging with progressively sharper grades, steep drop-offs and narrow, rough areas (horses not recommended here). But the payoff is big, with rugged beauty and abundant flowing water along the way. Surprise and Columnar Falls are near the western end, and Lemolo Falls — a 102-foot horsetail-style drop — is 11 miles east.

Lemolo Water Fall 

PROS: Large waterfall. Great view.

CONS: Steep trail. REGION: Umpqua Wilderness, OR CONGESTION: Moderate PREFERABLE SEASON(S): Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall DAY-USE/


TOTAL DISTANCE: 3.00 mi (4.83 km)

TRAILHEAD ELEV.: 5,290 ft (1,612 m) NET ELEV. GAIN: 600 ft (183 m) TRAIL USES: Hiking, Biking TRAIL TYPE: There-and-back DOGS ALLOWED: Yes