7 reviews Deschutes National Forest #43 hike out of 124 in
2 hrs 40 min
This is a easy out and back trail to Chush Falls in Deschutes National Forest.
This trail goes by The Cascades and Chush Falls Trailhead.
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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.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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.
starsladyluck1957 3 years, 1 month ago