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Kat Dierickx | 04.03.2015

Multnomah Falls is certainly beautiful and shouldn't be overlooked when visiting the Columbia River Gorge for the first time - but given the recent wildfire activity on the Oregon side of the Gorge, these go-to falls (and many more) will be inaccessible for the indefinite future. 

The waterfalls on the Washington side of the gorge are often overlooked, and there's no reason to cancel your Gorge trip when the Evergreen State offers equally amazing waterfall experiences. Take curvy Highway 14 east for breathtaking views and visit some of these less-frequented, but no less impressive, waterfalls...

Falls Creek Falls

Photo by Cris Ky

Panther Creek Falls

Photo by Cris Ky

Spirit Falls

Photo by Tyson Gillard

Hardy Falls, Hamilton Mountain

Photo by Halvor Tweto

Siouxon Creek 

Photo by Tyson Gillard

Rock Creek Falls

Photo by Tyson Gillard.

Sweeny Falls

Photo by Tyson Gillard.

Have other favorite hikes on the Washington side? Share them in the comments section below.


Renee, great! Might I also be so bold as to recommend:
The Cape Horn Trail has a beautiful waterfall that can be accessed on the lower part of the trail between July 1st and February 1st. For more info go to Cape Horn Conservancy's webpage at
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