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Worth the stop. One of several gorgeous waterfalls to see when driving thru the Columbia River... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Ron G
Los Angeles, California
Great trip

I wanted to see outside the city life of Portland Oregon. So me and some friends rented a car and... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

Worth the stop. One of several gorgeous waterfalls to see when driving thru the Columbia River Gorge. Also see Bridal Veil Falls.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Ron G
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to see outside the city life of Portland Oregon. So me and some friends rented a car and drove to see the sites. This was one of them. It was majestic and beautiful. A must see.

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Naita83
Reviewed October 10, 2017

We visited these falls in July and were so happy that the hike was fairly easy with a huge cascade of water at the end of the walk. Unfortunately these trails are closed at least until spring of 2018 due to wildfires. :-(

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Susan E
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Came b/c our intended trail was blocked by wildfires. Beautiful hike. Starts off easy, but after the first waterfall, it becomes narrow and more difficult with children and for someone with limited vision, especially with it being crowded. Gorgeous falls.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sara K
Reviewed August 27, 2017

This is a thoroughly enjoyable one-mile hike with a spectacular view of the falls as your reward. Although the first part of the hike is fairly flat, the second half involves uphill, a bit of downhill, twists, turns and rocks and roots. If you take...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank SuperSnorkeler
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Other waterfalls get all the attention in the Columbia River Gorge, but this was our favorite over all the others. We didn't know about until a ranger at Bonneville Dam told us. Even several Portland locals we talked to afterward never had heard of it....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MarkWing
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Multnomah Falls tops most people's list of falls to see when visiting the Columbia River Gorge, but I would argue that this one is even better! A 2 mile loop hike (1 mile each way) that is easy to moderate (more easy than moderate) with...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We showed up early and the teeny lot was already full. We parked along the side of the road, so all was not lost. It was an easy-ish hike. And the payoff was amazing! The 1st falls was very pretty. But Wahclella falls were gorgeous....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank GryL912
Reviewed July 13, 2017

It's a bit more off the beaten track, but it has lovely scenery along the way...and then when you get to the waterfall at the end, it's stunning. I would describe it as an advanced beginner's hike. It does have quite a climb and it's...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank OrganicMama
Reviewed June 1, 2017

I did this hike in late May, The waterfall was still very full but the trail had dried and wasn't too hard to navigate. Great place if you like to photograph waterfalls as you can get down to ground level to shoot this fall. Has...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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