Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
300.00 ft (91.44 m)
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.

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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)

Features

Waterfalls
Old-growth forest
Wildflowers

Location

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

07/17/2016
Very easy and kid friendly, almost to easy. My boy had a wonderful time stopping and playing in the river along the way. The falls are beautiful.
03/16/2009
Seasonal falls can exist high above Wahclella during wet springs.
04/28/2016
I'd love to hike this. Beautiful pictures!
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