This deep swimming hole is the perfect spot for cliff diving. With some spots reaching depths of 30 feet or more - enjoy the crystal clear water. The water originates from the McKenzie River!
Park at either the Trailbridge Reservoir or Carmen Smith Reservoir and hop on the trail. There is free parking at each site and it is only a couple mile hike.
The Tamolitch Falls was a waterfall on the McKenzie River in Linn County, Oregon. It was located in the Willamette National Forest. In the 1960s, water was diverted for hydroelectric use from the stream above the falls; that section of the stream, as well as the falls, ceased to flow except during periods of heavy runoff or when water was diverted from the dams upstream. When this is not the case, the stream goes underground and now emerges below the falls. At the base of the former falls is the Tamolitch Pool, a small lake that is now at least partially dry most of the time. The area is accessible via Oregon Route 126.
To hike to Tamolitch Falls and the Tamolitch Blue Pool, there are trails from the Tamolitch Trailhead, from Sahalie Falls, or the Carmen Smith Reservoir.