When my friend and I started planning our camping trip up the North Umpqua River earlier this month, I knew one thing – I wanted to see Toketee Falls.
I’ve been captivated by this waterfall since the first time I saw a photograph of it. However, as we were walking in on the .4 mile trail, up and down a series of stairways, I worried that I would be disappointed – could the waterfall live up to the beautiful pictures I had seen of it?
In short, Yes. The beauty of Toketee Falls cannot be fully captured in a photograph. The power of the North Umpqua River plunging over the lip of this waterfall needs to been felt as well as seen, and the viewing platform, which is suspended in the tree tops like some awesome tree fort, is the perfect place to view it from.
Toketee Falls is located just off Highway 138 near mile post 58, between Roseburg and Diamond Lake. There are many waterfalls along the North Umpqua River, and the BLM has created a great map to guide you.