Photographer: G. Price
Return to Hwy 126/Cascades
Tamolitch Pool is east of Springfield.
GPS - Tamolitch Pool, 740m el.
The waterfall is invisible.
This geologic oddity where water disappears under a lava flow is similar
to Natural Bridge near Diamond Lake.
Directions: For best optical affect visit on a sunny day.
Trail to Tamolitch Pool can also be accessed from Koosah Falls,
- From I-5 exit onto I-105 and head east to Springfield
- At second light turn left onto Hwy 126 (note milepost numbers
increasing as you head east on 126).
- Few miles past McKenzie Bridge is the junction for Hwy 242 near
milepost 54. Continuing on Hwy 126 the milepost numbers do an odd thing -
they restart at milepost 19 and start to decrease.
- Between milepost 11 and 10 on Hwy 126 turn left at sign for Trail Bridge Campground.
- Short distance on that access road you cross a bridge.
- Just past that bridge on the right side is a sign for '655' - go down
this road for about half a mile.
- Find a place with room for three cars to park on the left.
- Trail to Tamolitch Pool starts on the other side of the road -
there will be a wooden sign with 'Tamolitch' handwritten on it.
- Follow the sound of the McKenzie River to your right for about 2 miles.
There are no facilities.
but it adds an extra 3 miles to the roundtrip.
Local fauna - Townsend's Chipmunk