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Wahclella Falls

50 min outside Portland near Hood River, Portland, OR
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Crowded and challenging for kids/older adults, but beautiful

Came b/c our intended trail was blocked by wildfires. Beautiful hike. Starts off easy, but after... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sara K
New Haven, Connecticut
Beautiful but crowded

This is a thoroughly enjoyable one-mile hike with a spectacular view of the falls as your reward... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Paul
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“mile hike” (4 reviews)
50 min outside Portland near Hood River, Portland, OR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank SuperSnorkeler
Reviewed 1 August 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

1  Thank MarkWing
Reviewed 30 July 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

Reviewed 26 July 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

Thank Gry L
Reviewed 14 July 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

1  Thank OrganicMama
Reviewed 2 June 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

Thank icetsarina
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Posters here that mention a strenuous hike to the top are referring to Multnomah Falls. Posters mentioning Wahkeena Falls or the falls next to Multnomah Falls are NOT talking about WAHCLELLA FALLS. Wahclella Falls is a 2 mile hike (mile in, mile out) not a...More

3  Thank Sally c
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Hike was not to strenuous, I brought my 11 year old along and she did fine. There are many runoffs from melting snow in the spring which create additional waterfalls along the trail. I went in late March when Wahclella Falls was raging water. Such...More

Thank Leanea V
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Be wary of the Falls walk in winter. We had read from the offical website that the walk (~2miles) is open all year round, but in wintry conditions in Jan17 it was pretty risky. My 17yo son made it there & back, but his old...More

1  Thank Ross H
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