Steelhead Falls

Steelhead Falls

In steps, it is only about .5 miles from the trailhead to Steelhead Falls. In terms of geologic time, it is a few million years. Colorful grooves decorate cliffs and show the erosion of time. Wildflowers dot the slopes in the spring and golden eagles soar overhead. The trail to … Continue reading

Paulina Falls

Paulina Falls

Paulina Creek Falls is a cascade and plunge waterfall from a streambed draining from Paulina Lake in Newberry National Volcanic Monument, south of Bend, Oregon. Located of thicket of majestic conifer species, Paulina Creek Falls is located just west of Paulina Lake outside of the Newberry Caldera. This double falls … Continue reading

Benham Falls

Benham Falls

Benham Falls are rapids of the Deschutes River located between Sunriver and Bend, Oregon, United States. With a pitch of 22.5°, they are rated Class 5 for watercraft, and are the largest falls on the upper Deschutes. The falls were created by the eruption of nearby Lava Butte approximately 6,000 … Continue reading

Dillon Falls

Dillon Falls

Dillon Falls are rapids in the U.S. state of Oregon near Bend in the Deschutes National Forest. With a pitch of 76.5°, the falls are a significant obstacle to whitewater running and are rated Class 5. Unlike nearby Benham Falls, Dillon Falls are not widely documented because they are hard … Continue reading

Lava Island Falls

Lava Island Falls

Lava Island Falls are rapids on the Deschutes River. Rated a Class 5, they are difficult to navigate because of an island of lava from Lava Butte that blocked part of the river. The Lava Island Trailhead is located in the Lava Island day use area, which is accessed by … Continue reading

Tumalo Falls

Tumalo Falls

This very popular site offers beautiful views of Tumalo Falls just a few minutes from the trailhead. There are areas for picnicking and access to hiking and mountain biking trails. The North Fork Trail is UPHILL ONLY for mountain bikes. Tumalo Falls is a 97-foot (30 m) waterfall on Tumalo Creek, in the Cascade Range … Continue reading