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Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area

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Address: State Highway 30, Troutdale, OR 97060
Phone Number: 1 800 551 6949
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Hidden Waterfall Treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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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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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This requires a very short walk down a gradual walkway with a beautiful moss covered stone wall along the way. There a several viewpoints as you descend and the waterfalls take on a different perspective the closer you get. Note the moss covered trees and walls. A very calm and peaceful setting compared to Multnomah Falls a half mile away.... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Don't forget to stop here!!! It's right off the historic hwy, If you are unable to walk down the short, steep hill you can stay on the road and take pictures of this wonderful waterfall. If you wander down the moss lined trail then you are able to get some great pictures of the waterfall and the bridge. Stop and... More 

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Culver City, California
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Shepperd's Dell is a beautiful stop to break up your drive along the Colombia River Highway. It is well marked and right off the highway. There is a short and easy trail that dips down from the road - and leads to a beautiful waterfall.

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