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Wahclella Falls

Southwest Washington


Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR
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2.4 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 350 ft.
Highest Point: 350 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

This is a hike to a two-tiered waterfall located in a fairyland grotto with many large moss covered boulders.

Hike this loop by going right at the 0.7 mile junction. This allows you to approach the falls by hiking a trail along Tanner Creek in a wide canyon surrounded by high rock walls and an understory of large moss covered boulders. It is truly a fairyland grotto! After taking the right trail you soon pass the first bridge over Tanner Creek and begin your gradual ascent into the beautiful amphitheater! As the falls comes into view in the distance you are drawn to continue to the second bridge and an "up close and personal" visit with the falls.


Wahclella Falls

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 45.6316, -121.9538 Open map in new window


Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge Craig Romano The Mountaineer Books

Buy the Green Trails Bridal Veil No. 428 map

Getting There

From Portland or Hood River drive I-84 to Exit 40. Take the exit and then turn south onto Star Route. Almost immediately bear right again to reach the trailhead  50 feet or so from the exit.

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Northwest Forest Pass

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