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Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area

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Address: State Highway 30, Troutdale, OR 97060
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Short Mossy Hike to Hidden Waterfall

This is the second waterfall after Latourell Falls and the fourth stop on the Scenic Highway. Blink and you'll miss it. There is a tiny parking lot just after the Shepperd's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is the second waterfall after Latourell Falls and the fourth stop on the Scenic Highway. Blink and you'll miss it. There is a tiny parking lot just after the Shepperd's Dell sign. The waterfall drops in multiple tiers, but only the lower section (61 ft.) is really visible from the bridge. The upper portions of the waterfall are hidden... More 

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Southern Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stop, park, get out of your car. This place is gorgeous and you don't have to walk far up the trail to see the beauty of the place.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This little secluded fall area is easy to drive right by, but a very satisfying stop, so keep on the lookout. There is a little bit of off-road parking just beyond the sign post at the end of the bridge and then a short, curving, paved trail slopes down and around to the tumbling stream falls hiding in the trees.... More 

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GIG HARBOR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a cool waterfall and hardly anyone stops to see it because it's tucked back off the roadway view. There's a short paved trail that leads you close up to the falls. Stop #3 on the scenic highway falls tour.

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Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was also spray. It had a mountain that looked like an Elephant's head. It was sheep to a Shepped's Dell!

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Vail, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I stopped in the little roadside pull off and walked back to the bridge to take the very short trail to photograph this waterfalls. I liked the falls, but the photography and viewing options are limited and the pull-off is not terribly large, nor do I remember a sign for it.

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Buena Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After doing the 2.4 miles loop at Latourell Falls, I was tired and wanted to do something low-key and this was perfect and only a 1.2-mile drive from Latourell. This waterfall gets so few visitors that it does not even have a parking lot. One can view the waterfall from the bridge or one can take a two minute hike... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

At sheppards dell you can hike out to view "bridal Viel" falls, which is gorgeous and hourglass shaped, It is so serene and calm at the falls itself, which is a nice change from the other busier falls in the gorge. If you want to get a break from the hustle and bustle of the other falls, come here enjoy... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Shepperd's Dell is another scenic waterfall on the western end of the Columbia River Gorge, located in Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area. It's one of the lesser known falls in the gorge, but its very easy to access and worth a quick stop. The waterfall is named for George Shepperd, a farmer in the early 20th century who donated land... More 

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Shawsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This scenic viewpoint could be easily missed if you are not paying close attention. It is just a short walk and the concrete structured walkway is original to the 1920s. Moss and ferns cover everything here and the little rushing waterfall is beautiful. We spent about a half hour here alone which was why my husband liked it so much.... More 

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