**This waterfalls does not have an established or maintained trail. It has been written up a few times but is not frequently visited. In order to help keep this place as pristine as possible we are not openly posting driving or hiking directions. Send us an email and we’d be happy to give you tips on finding this beautiful area.
The Mt. Hood National Forest has some absolutely beautiful waterfalls and Yocum Falls is no different. It is definitely not an unseen waterfall by any means but it’s not widely written up online and there isn’t an established trail meaning you have to do some scrambling to get to it.
You do start off on a main trail until you find a faint boot path that takes you to the downhill scramble to the waterfall. You get a great view of Mt. Hood at the start of this hike and a little bit of history as you hike the main trail. The scramble isn’t terribly hard but you do need to make certain that you are sure footed and comfortable on a short but somewhat steep unmaintained scramble path.
Once down at the waterfall we saw old tires and car pieces that we think has run over the waterfall because the creek that feeds this waterfall runs past the highway a few miles away. Yocum Falls almost has a Ramona Falls look to it but not the height of Ramona. It’s very pretty and so is the creek.
We’re really excited to see what it looks like in other season and will definitely be back.
When visiting this area we strongly urge people to practice the Leave No Trace Principles. We always hope people do this but being extra vigilant in these unmaintained areas is extra important.
Distance: 1.25 miles (easy)
Elevation: 150 feet (moderate due to the scramble)
Pet Friendly: Yes
Good For: Anyone comfortable with off trail hiking
Parking Fee: $5 NW Forest Pass
Seasons: All but check conditions in winter
Warnings: Scramble and no established trail