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Wahclella Falls

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - OR
45.6316, -121.9538 Map & Directions
Length
2.4 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
350 feet
Highest Point
350 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Waterfalls

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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. Continue reading

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Hiking Wahclella Falls

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.

Hike Description Written by
Kindra Ramos, WTA Staff

Wahclella Falls

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.6316, -121.9538 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

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.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - OR

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge Craig Romano The Mountaineer Books

Buy the Green Trails Bridal Veil No. 428 map

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