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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.40 mi (3.86 km)
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At 249 feet, Latourell Falls is an impressive cascade and the third tallest waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge, after Multnomah Falls (620 feet) and Elowah Falls (289 feet).  That also means it is the fifth tallest in the state of Oregon, after Munson Creek Falls (319 feet) and Salt Creek Falls (286 feet).

Fortunately, this waterfall is also one of the easiest to reach from Portland.  The 2.4-mile loop leaves from the parking lot and winds through temperate old-growth to lead you to Latourell Falls and Upper Latourell Falls, then back down through Guy Talbot State Park just on the north side of the historic highway.  Here you can end your adventure with a perfectly selected picnic spread.  If you are out for an all-day tour of the Gorge, be sure to start with Portland Women's Forum Scenic Viewpoint, then head east to the Crown Point Vista House before continuing on the Historic Columbia River Highway past the region's entire collection of cascades.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Numerous waterfalls. Old-growth forest. Proximity to Portland.

Cons

Heavily used area.

Trailhead Elevation

180.00 ft (54.86 m)

Net Elevation Gain

520.00 ft (158.50 m)

Address

Latourell Falls Trail
Corbett, OR 97019
United States

Features

Waterfalls
Old-growth forest

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

11/22/2018
This was a great loop to hike with two waterfalls and a bridge to see!
10/22/2016
Fantastic Fall colors draw big crowds to Latourell Falls, but it's worth dealing with all the people.
One of my favorite waterfalls in the gorge! We go often & are never disappointed!
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