Trailblazer | 919 pts
What a beautiful, relaxing little hike. The falls are simply gorgeous and there are plenty of spots to stop, have a picnic, read, chill, and enjoy the views. The hike itself is pretty mellow but it can be a little tricky due to the cliff (with sheer drop-offs) that the path travels along. Be sure to have a pair of shoes with good tread for your hike, because the uneven trail is covered with dirt, tree roots, and rock which can get very slick. The falls are half moon-shaped and create a gorgeous open pool in the Deschutes River. Although the falls themselves are not really that tall, they are really picturesque. It's also a pretty popular place for fishing and for swimming. My dogs really enjoyed the water and, while I did see some kids having fun along the trail, I can understand some folks hesitating or feeling nervous about bringing little children simply because of the slipperiness and drop-offs. I love birds and was super happy to see red-winged blackbirds, hawks and eagles soaring overhead in this peaceful place.