Dillon Falls

Deschutes River

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • Calm waters above Dillon Falls.- Dillon Falls
  • Unidentified species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Dillon Falls
  • Dillon Falls Day Use Area.- Dillon Falls
  • Deschutes River Trail.- Dillon Falls
  • Red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea).- Dillon Falls
  • Unidentified species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Dillon Falls
  • Deschutes River, Dillon Falls.- Dillon Falls
  • Deschutes River, Dillon Falls.- Dillon Falls
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  • Green manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula).- Dillon Falls
  • Gray rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa).- Dillon Falls
  • Open meadow just above Dillon Falls and the parking lot.- Dillon Falls
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Scenic waterfall and riverside meadow. Access to numerous trails. Close to Bend.
Cons: 
Heavily used. Mosquitos near meadow. Trail shared with mountain bikers.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
20.00 ft (6.10 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for: 
Hiking
Biking
Total Distance: 
0.40 mi (0.64 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,080.00 ft (1,243.58 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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If you don't have the time to hike or run the entire length of the Upper Reach of the Deschutes River Trail (roughly 14 miles there-and-back), there are numerous points off of Conklin Road that provide shorter access the river.  If your time is limited, the walk to Dillon Falls should be on the top of your list.

Dillon Falls isn't the quintessential horesetail-shaped waterfall you might see in the Columbia River Gorge. Rather, these falls are a powerful series of rapids dropping roughly 65 feet over one-third of a mile, with its tallest drop at a modest 8 feet.  However, with an average flow of 1,500 cubic feet per second, it disposes of 10 times more water than Multnomah Falls and twice as much as Snoqualmie Falls, Washington's most popular cascade.

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