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Emerald Falls

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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  • Trail leading toward Emerald Falls.- Emerald Falls
  • Mossy covered tree.- Emerald Falls
  • Bridge over Gorton Creek.- Emerald Falls
  • Gorton Creek.- Emerald Falls
  • Bridge over Gorton Creek and trail intersection.- Emerald Falls
  • Gorton Creek from the trail to Emerald Falls.- Emerald Falls
  • Emerald Falls.- Emerald Falls
  • Emerald Falls.- Emerald Falls
  • The creek above the falls.- Emerald Falls
  • Emerald Falls is a lovely little waterfall.- Emerald Falls
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Quiet and not of a lot of visitors.
Cons: 
Parking might be limited if the campground is closed.
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Region:
Columbia River Gorge, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
169.00 ft (51.51 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking
Total Distance: 
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
157.00 ft (47.85 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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This is a short hike to a beautiful set of waterfalls that anyone staying in the area should take the time to explore. The hike begins at the Wyeth Campground day use area, and if it's closed you can park on the side of the road and walk in from the road way. Continue down the trail until you see an intersection with a wooden bridge crossing the river. 

Take a few pictures and continue straight on the trail. You'll reach Emerald Falls after about a half mile on trail. It appears as though there might have been a small landslide here, 
so be careful navigating around for pictures or exploring. These falls offer a picturesque scene with mossy covered rocks and stunning waterfalls. This and other hikes in the area make a weekend stay at Wyeth Campground a great escape from Portland.

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