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Tumalo Creek Trail Loop

based on 25 tracks & routes #4 hike out of 12 in
1.9 mi
Distance
1 hrs 10 min
Time
terrain
76 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This hiking loop is not on the trail head map, it is created to allow for a shorter hike/ walk. You will start out on the Shevlin Loop Trail which will cross the creek on a bridge and take you up the high side above the creek. Follow the path for about 1 mile and be looking for a labeled turn off to the right back down the hill. The sign will say Tumalo Creek Trail, after navigating back down the hill to the creek the path crosses the creek on another wooden bridge. You will then follow Tumalo Creek Trail back towards the parking lot for about .9 miles and arrive back where the two trails intersect. This section of the Shevlin loop and Tumalo creek trails are a little bit rocky and has a few steeper switchbacks but mostly a very smooth, wide dirt path. There is a little bit of an up hill climb to start but then levels off for the rest of the hike. Along the way there are some great views of the creek, as well as several picnic tables on the Tumalo creek trail. There are pit toilets near the parking lot and dog waste stations along the trails. Please make sure to pick up after yourself and your pet, this is a beautiful area that could be quickly tarnished by garbage and pet waste. This is a great little walk/ hike for the whole family and only took about an hour with some stops for pictures. This would be a fun place to enjoy a picnic lunch and explore.

Getting Started

The trail head is located in Shevlin Park. There are places to park outside the gate as well as inside the gate. There is no fee to park here. You will see many signs for different trails as well as a trail head map kiosk. This park is less then 4 miles west of Bend.

Taking Children

Great for children and the whole family. The Shevlin loop trail has some more rocky sections and several small climbs that are more difficult than the Tumalo Creek trail. Younger children may enjoy staying on the lower path however this short loop should not be intimidating for the whole family. On a scale of 1-10 this would be a 9 for children, very easy.


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