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Tamanawas Falls

Intermediate

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1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 426' 130 m
Descent: -24' -7 m
High: 3,452' 1,052 m
Low: 3,029' 923 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

A short, popular trail to a very beautiful waterfall.

Karl W

Features River/Creek · Waterfall

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$5 day use fee required and available at the trailhead.

Description

To get to this trail, you'll have to run a little over a half mile along the East Fork Trail #650 from the fairly large parking area off of 35. You may need to use overflow parking on the west side of 35, north of the primary parking area. The intersection with the East Fork Trail #650 is signed and clear.

The trail heads west and drops down to the creek, which it crosses on a nice log bridge. Thereafter, the trail slowly and steadily gains elevation as it follows the creek west. A nice feature of this trail is that it stays close to the creek nearly the whole time. You'll encounter Tamanwas Tie Trail #650B at a large slide area. The trail in this section is very rocky and loose, so be mindful of your footing. There is also a switchback that a lot of runners seem to miss, so keep an eye out for this to make the trail easier.

After a little more elevation, the trail levels off and will arrive at the beautiful waterfall. Enjoy the views but be careful of rocks which can come loose above the trail's end.

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This gives the scale of the falls as you can see my husband in a blue T-shirt at lower right.
May 22, 2019 near Governm…, OR
The reward for going all the way to Tamanawas Falls!
May 4, 2016 near Governm…, OR

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