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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
2.00 mi (3.22 km)
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At only 2 miles long and with only 300 feet of elevation gain, Wahclella Falls is a wonderful hike that is accessible to all ages, and the scenery is spectacular.  Just west of popular Eagle Creek and below Mundra Point, the Wahclella Falls Trail follows Tanner Creek through some truly impressive old-growth Douglas fir before reaching the basalt boulder field that guards this horsetail falls.  The trail will split after three-quarters of a mile, creating a short loop; either direction will take you to the falls. Take a right at the intersection to get the best introduction of the falls and the rapids that split around the enormous boulders.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Scenic canyon. Easy for all ages.

Cons

Peak summer use.

Trailhead Elevation

140.00 ft (42.67 m)

Net Elevation Gain

300.00 ft (91.44 m)

Address

Wahclella Falls Trail
Cascade Locks, OR 97014
United States

Features

Waterfalls
Old-growth forest
Wildflowers

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

05.16.17
One our favorite hiking trails in the Gorge
04.01.17
All snow is cleared and it's a simple hike back to the falls. Great 2-mile round trip that's relatively family friendly.
07.25.16
The pink flower you couldn't identify I believe is called Dame's Rocket , Hesperis matronali. It's in the family of wild Phlox.
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