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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
0.40 mi (0.64 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Scenic waterfall and riverside meadow. Access to numerous trails. Close to Bend.

Cons

Heavily used. Mosquitos near meadow. Trail shared with mountain bikers.

Trailhead Elevation

4,080.00 ft (1,243.58 m)

Net Elevation Gain

20.00 ft (6.10 m)

Address

Deschutes River Trail
Bend, OR 97702
United States

Features

Waterfalls

Suitable for

Biking

Location

Field Guide + Map

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