Waterfalls in Oregon

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Waterfalls in Oregon

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  • PH2003
    Denver, CO366 contributions
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    Waterfalls was one thing I was excited to see in the PNW and this one didn’t disappoint. Even in the off-season, I’d recommend getting there as early as you can because parking is in short supply. We got there around 10am and parked just fine at both Wahkeena Falls and Multnomah Falls, but when we left there were a lot of cars waiting for parking spots to open up.

    It also is pretty chilly in February, so don’t forget a jacket and a hat. As you get close to the falls, you get a lot of the mist on your face and that gets cold if you’re not used to the weather.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • Joseph Robba
    Charlotte, NC2,255 contributions
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    Tumalo Falls was an excellent experience for us. There are lots of gorgeous scenic view points to see the falls, and it's not a very long hike, although it is a little uphill to get to the top of the falls so be advised on that.
    The parking lot here is incredibly small, and I ended up parking along the gravel road pretty far away from the parking area, so be prepared to drop your group off near the trailhead and then have to park and walk back to the trailhead, as it can get very crowded.
    But, it's totally worth it, and make sure to bring your camera, it's an incredibly beautiful and impressive Waterfall.
    Written January 11, 2024
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  • Gabrielle R
    490 contributions
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    Stunning waterfalls with easy access. To clarify, Sahalie is right off the parking lot with a view from the top. There is a moderate hike between Sahalie and Koosah (less than 2 miles) but it can be steep and slippery so if you aren’t up for the hike, you can also drive to the Koosah lot and get a pretty good peek at Koosah with minimal hiking.
    Written November 7, 2023
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  • James c
    Oklahoma City, OK186 contributions
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    This is probably the 2nd best waterfall on the columbia gorge after multnomah. The hike is a short one to it , its on the old highway not 1-84. Once you walk through a short pathway to the falls you are greeted by a spectacular sight,the sound of the flowing water, the different colors of the rocks and the green micro organisms on the rocks make this a sight to see, if you choose only two waterfalls on the gorge drive besides multnomah, visit this one. I also would recommend horsetail falls as its near this falls
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • Laura H
    El Dorado Hills, CA431 contributions
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    We visited these beautiful waterfalls in a rainforest. It was easy walking with wide and well-maintained paths.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • Joseph Robba
    Charlotte, NC2,255 contributions
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    This waterfall is gorgeous, but I can't say it was my favorite one that we saw, like I was expecting it to be. Firstly, the parking area is small, so come early to make sure you don't have to fight for a spot. We did this hike as a family with our 3 kids (11, 8 and 5). We didn't find it overly strenous but there are a few moments going up stairs where you're huffing a little.
    The viewing platform area is a bit small, and while there is a unofficial path to get down to the falls, after seeing it, it was way to sketch for me to consider taking the wife and kids down there. There were definitely some young college aged kids that were braving the path, but I knew that wasn't going to be in the cards for us. While the falls are incredibly impressive, I think the small platform couple with the inaccessibility to the falls themselves, made it not my #1 on the trip. Still very much worth seeing.
    Written January 29, 2024
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  • Gabrielle R
    490 contributions
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    Beautiful waterfall, canyon, and hiking. It’s very accessible right off the parking lot, so very high value for the effort. You can get even better views if you are up to a hike. Parking lot and access are closed in winter.
    Written November 1, 2023
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  • PH2003
    Denver, CO366 contributions
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    We stopped at Wahkeena Falls on the way to Multnomah and it was worth getting out of the car. There’s a lot of trails in the area and there is parking.

    I’d recommend getting there sooner rather than later, even in the off-season. We parked okay around 9:30am but when we were leaving there were cars waiting for open spaces.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • Sandra K
    Mosier, Oregon, United States116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    suggest you take the time to check out all side roads and the bridge at 7th street to peek at the falls.
    Written April 19, 2022
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  • Shelly Ann v
    2 contributions
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    I am disabled with respiratory difficulties and am mobility challenged, found the trail to the falls easy enough that I was able to make it in and back out with my cane without very much difficulty, only having to stop to catch my breath. Falls are beautiful and managed to shoot several stills of them. Want to try the trip again, in the fall to capture the colorful trees and bushes.
    Written September 1, 2023
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  • chicotgal
    Ville Platte, LA75 contributions
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    Easily accessible. Paved parking at the Falls which is right on US Hwy 84. Restaurant, bar, restrooms, and gift shop right there. Outdoor eating area (tables & chairs) if you wish to picnic as we did. The Falls are viewable from the hwy. There is a paved walkway with a slight incline if you wish to get closer. There is also a paved or well groomed trail if you want to hike to the top of Falls. Just beautiful; something you don't want to miss.
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • gojencarr
    Watsonville, CA475 contributions
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    These falls are worth the short hike up the hill. We were lucky to be there on a day when few others were around. So when we got to the falls we had them to ourselves.
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Cherry_Wonderdog
    New England3,143 contributions
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    Wahclella Falls, a breathtaking beauty amidst the Columbia River Gorge, bursts with boundless brilliance, beckoning adventurous souls to behold its mesmerizing majesty. Marvelously nestled in a mossy, mystical canyon, this wondrous waterfall weaves a whimsical tapestry of water, whispering and whirling with wild abandon. Wanderers will witness the powerful plunge of the pristine cascade, as it plunges and pours with a profound roar, painting a picturesque panorama of pure, pulsating power. Prepare to be plunged into a paradise of pristine pools, where playful sunbeams pirouette on the surface, while vibrant verdant vegetation adds an extra touch of visual splendor. Wahclella Falls, a truly transcendent treasure, tantalizes the senses, leaving an indelible imprint and an insatiable yearning to return for more.
    Written June 4, 2023
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  • Carrie N
    Eagle Grove, IA462 contributions
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    This trail is great! It is easy to get to, the sights are beautiful, and the trail is not too difficult. The trail is definitely uneven throughout, but I would not consider it difficult to navigate for even hiking novices. The trail up to the upper waterfall view at the end is a little steep but worth it if you're up for it! It's pretty short!
    Written August 11, 2023
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  • jenLeCreate
    Vista, CA404 contributions
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    While staying in Lebanon on our road trip - checked out TA for info on things to do outside. That is where we learned about Mcdowell Creek Falls.

    We started at the bottom of the falls (I think there is a place that you can park up at the top as well) and worked our way up. So much water as well walked up to see all the falls. Of course you have to get close (we didn't swim) and at least get some spray on you. The trail was wet so watch your step.

    When we went, we passed only a couple of people which was nice as it was so quiet other than the roar from the water. It was a good place to feel a part of nature and nothing but happiness. In addition to the falls, we saw some mushrooms, a snake and of course a banana slug.

    Bring something to eat and something to drink and spend some time soaking this all in. Would love to go back there again - maybe we will sometime.
    Written May 4, 2023
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