Toketee Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Douglas County, Oregon. It is within Umpqua National Forest. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 2,379 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Toketee Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This is an easy path through a dense riparian forest of Douglas-fir, western hemlock, and western redcedar to one of the world’s more impressive waterfalls. You hear the falls long before you see them.
From the trailhead, the Toketee Falls Trail (#1495) winds through the woods briefly and then comes out atop a rock gorge just upstream from the falls. A series of steps on the trail, some stone and some wooden, lead over a low crest and then down to a viewing platform. There are ample guardrails."
--Art Bernstein and Zach Urness, Hiking Southern Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"Toketee means “graceful” in the Chinook jargon used by early settlers, trappers, and Native Americans, and there could be no better word to describe the waterfall that carries this name. Here the North Umpqua River plunges in a delicately beautiful falls over the side of an impressive columnar basalt amphitheater framed by towering old-growth forests. All of this combined makes Toketee one of Oregon’s most dramatic cascades. Photographers apparently agree with this assessment, because the falls is often depicted in calendars and travel brochures of the state. So why not pack your camera and see what all the fuss is about?"
--Douglas Lorain, 100 Classic Hikes in Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
"The main draw along the OR 138 corridor, Toketee Falls is a favorite among photographers and casual travelers alike. Framed by visually stunning columnar basalt, it stands to reason that the name Toketee means “pretty” in Northwest Chinook jargon.
From the trailhead, follow the trail for 0.4 mile as it parallels the North Umqua River. The trail occasionally morphs into well-railed staircases that cling to panoramic canyon walls before arriving at a wooden viewing platform. The elevated view affords the classic, though frustratingly distant, view of Toketee Falls. Hike back the way you came.
Miles and Directions 0.0 From the trailhead, hike 0.4 mile to the viewing platform."
--Adam Sawyer, Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon (Falcon Guides).
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