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HIKING TOKETEE FALLS

Found on Southern Oregon’s Rogue-Umpqua Scenic byway stretching along the Rogue and Umpqua Rivers, you’ll find a true oasis. One of Oregon’s most famous waterfalls - Toketee Falls is a two-tiered masterpiece of nature. 

Starting at the trailhead, you’ll notice a large, leaky pipeline. This pipeline is designed to divert water from the North Umpqua River to a powerhouse downstream. This tames the water flow from the rushing rivers in order to allow Toketee to flow all year long.

The North Umpqua River carved a sinuous gorge from lava flow to create a marvelous basalt cove. The upper falls plunge from the natural cliffs at 28 feet, with the lower rushing down at 85 feet into a large pool. The trail is easy, wide, and well marked with many staircases along the way for easy access. At the end of the trail you’ll reach an overlook of the falls, where you can marvel at the beauty from above. Don't miss this incredible sight in the Heart of the Rogue!

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Toketee Falls

Difficulty: Easy

Average Distance: 1 mile out and back 

Parking: Free, but fills up quickly on the weekends

Restrooms: Pit toilet at trailhead 

Optimal Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Toketee Falls is the perfect location for day hiking with the whole family, photography, and dog walking with a leash! Be cautious of ticks and poison oak in the hotter months, and mud or slippery conditions in the cooler months.

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Take Crater Lake Highway (OR-62) East toward Crater Lake for approximately 55 miles. Continue on a slight left onto OR-230 N, past the turn-off to Crater Lake National Park for approximately 24 miles until you reach OR-138 W. Turn left toward Roseburg and continue for approximately 24 miles to Toketee-Rigdon Road on the right. Turn right on Toketee-Rigdon Road for 0.2 miles then left to the trailhead. Be aware that when you arrive there will be a large wooden, leaking water pipeline and your vehicle will get wet. 

You are sure to enjoy the natural, incredible beauty of Toketee Falls. From the gorgeous, gaping basalt walls to the 113 drop of the rushing waters - this easy hike is not one to miss!  Can't get enough hiking? We can't blame you! With many lovely locations to explore, the Heart of the Rogue is full of endless possibilities just waiting for you to uncover them!

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