Chush Falls

1 review #70 hike out of 124 in
6.6 mi
3 hrs 36 min
690 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult out and back trail to lower and upper Chush falls in Deschutes National Forest.

This trail goes by Chush Falls

Getting Started

The trail head is not in the reported location but the road terminates at the trail head. The drive to the trail head does require driving on dirt roads with lots of washboard. My Subaru Forester laughed at the dirt roads and pushed on but the beer in the cooler was not as happy.

Taking Children

This trail would be best for 12 and older children. The reason is because too many logs to jump over and places that children could fall off of.

    Rate this Hike

    2 years, 11 months ago
    We tried this hike back in May and couldn’t make it to the falls due to the deep snow. Today was much easier with clear trails. It’s a slight incline to the first falls, but you then need to descend a fairly steep slope to reach the base of the falls, which is where you get the best view. There is another set of smaller falls a short distance further, and the much taller Upper Chush Falls is about 0.6 miles beyond the first falls. The last part of that trail gets pretty steep but the view is well with it. Total round trip was 5.8 miles and took us 3 hours including a lunch break. Lots of good scenery along the way, including mountain views, the meandering Whychus Creek, small streams to cross, and a crystal clear pond with bright green algae on the bottom. It was also good timing for several different wildflower varieties.
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user_profile 1 year, 11 months ago
Chush Falls hike
Started tracking after about 0.5 miles into the start of the hike. Hence, total distance was about 5.8 miles round trip.
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