Tumalo Falls

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Tumalo Reservoir

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NF 430 Off Skyliners Road

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

(only open in the summer months) From Downtown Bend, take NW Riverside Blvd southwest as it winds around Drake Park. Turn right (west) on NW Galveston and cross the Deschutes River. Continue on Galveston for about 10 blocks and it will become Skyliners Road around 17th Street. From 17th continue west for 10.0 miles. Continue on Skyliners, over Tumalo Creek, to where it becomes a dirt road. The parking area and trailhead are down this dirt road about 2.4 miles from Tumalo Creek.

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Habitat and Birds

This area consists of mixed forest of various evergreens. This whole area is good for summer species like Common Poorwill, Flammulated Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Red Crossbill, Canada Jay and other forest nesters. Black Swifts have been seen occasionally in the Tumalo Falls area. In September, head west from Tumalo Creek and drive about 2 miles to an area that has a rocky ridge to the north. Orient yourself looking south and wait for dusk. The swifts are infrequently seen with Common Nighthawk and Vaux’s Swift.

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