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Oregon Waterfalls

Oregon Waterfalls

Oregon boasts nearly 240 waterfalls across the state, and nearly every one is worth the  hype. Fortunately, you'll find many that offer well-worn trails right to the base.  Others offer more adventure and yet others deliver secret alcoves and the chance to walk behind the plunge. No matter how you stack it, waterfall chasing in Oregon is an adventure like none other.

Our Oregon Waterfall Trips

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Horsetail Falls Oregon to Ponytail Falls, Mother and Daughter on the Trail

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 25, 2024

A recent trip to the Columbia River Gorge had us—as it does many—chasing waterfalls, most notably Horsetail Falls Oregon and the nearby Ponytail Falls, also known as Upper Horsetail Falls. This duo of plunging cascades offers everything for travelers of all abilities, from the view-it-from-the-roadside sort to the more avid hiker. If you haven’t traveled … Read more

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View looking up at Multnomah Falls Columbia River Gorge bridge
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Visit Multnomah Falls Columbia River Gorge, But Don’t Make Our Mistake

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 24, 2024

Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is one of the world’s most iconic waterfalls. Revereed for its two-tier plunge and picturesque appeal, the double cascade sees two million visitors a year, most during the summer months. If you’re planning to visit Multnomah Falls in Oregon, it’s best to go prepared. Due to the sheer … Read more

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Kathleen Hesketh hiking Ponytail Falls Oregon's Columbia River Gorge

Best Hiking Trails in Oregon to Tackle in a Day or Less

By Ali Patton | April 17, 2024

The Pacific Northwest is known for its amazing outdoor activities, and Oregon is no exception. The best Oregon hiking trails feature waterfalls, stunning views, and excitement. Take a journey with us through the beautiful state of Oregon to explore the best places to take a hike. Our Favorite Oregon Hiking Trails Tokatee Falls- Greatest Views … Read more

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10 Mind-Blowing Oregon Photography Locations All Photographers Need to Visit

By Ali Patton | March 20, 2024

Oregon is known for its diverse landscapes and beautiful views, making it a great destination for travel photographers. Whether you are looking for a place to take frame worthy landscape shots or gorgeous portraits, these are the Oregon photography locations and the best Oregon scenic locations to visit. Silver Falls State Park- This Travel Photographer’s … Read more

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Koosah Falls and Sahalie Falls in Oregon, Reaching Heaven and Sky in the Willamette National Forest

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 16, 2024

To say that our hike around Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls in Oregon was an epic experience is probably exaggerating. After all, it was only a 2.6-mile hike, around a moderately trafficked loop. We never spent more than 20 or thirty minutes without encountering another human being, had intermittent cell service the entire time and … Read more

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Silver Falls State Park in Oregon: 10 Awesome Waterfalls in a Single Day

By Ali Patton | February 8, 2023

Silver Falls State Park Oregon is the largest park in the state at close to ten thousand acres. It features moderate trails through dense Oregon forest that bring you to a total of ten different waterfalls. The well-maintained trails, paired with the uniquely beautiful falls, make Silver Falls hike in Oregon a popular place that … Read more

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Royal Terrace falls on the McDowell Creek Falls trail
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McDowell Creek Falls- A Mythical Oregon Hike

By Ali Patton | January 25, 2023

McDowell Creek Falls Oregon is a moderate hike located north of Sweet Home. It features beautiful forest views and serene boardwalk stairs leading to the base and summit of two waterfalls. Oregon Hike Views For us, the McDowell Creek Falls trail started out in a small gravel parking lot at the Royal Terrace Trailhead in … Read more

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tokatee falls cascading down the rocks with bright blue water
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Toketee Falls Trail in Oregon and the Hunt for a Red Toyota

By Ali Patton | March 8, 2022

By far, one of our favorite waterfalls is Toketee Falls in Oregon. Water, in shades of green and blue crystal, cascades over a sheer basalt cliff, falling into not just one, but two turbulent turquoise pools. The Toketee Falls trail winds through stone staircases and the most elaborate treetop trail before it finally gives up … Read more

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Starvation Creek State Park: Cabin Creek Falls and Starvation Creek Falls

By Ali Patton | February 16, 2022

Starvation Creek State Park is a state park in Oregon located along the Columbia River Gorge. This trailhead serves as a jumping off point for accessing the paved old highway 30, that is now a hiking trail for pedestrians. This trailhead also serves as easy access for four different and unique waterfalls, that are all … Read more

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Finding the Treacherous Route to Yaquina Falls

By Ali Patton | December 15, 2021

Down a sloping, winding, and seemingly abandoned logging road, a small trail appears covered in ferns. Down this “trail,” the adventure to Yaquina Falls really begins. The Pre-Adventure to Yaquina Falls The path to Yaquina Falls was not what I expected it to be, from start to finish. My first time visiting the falls was … Read more

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Girl and dog stop at first looking out on the Latourell Falls Hike
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Latourell Falls Hike, One of the Hottest Trails in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge

By Kathleen Hesketh | August 22, 2021

The Latourell Falls hike in Oregon is now open following a lengthy closure due to the Eagle Creek Fire in 2017. Easily accessible from the Historic Columbia River Highway, this loop hike can also be taken as an out and back adventure. No matter how you dish it up, you’ll cover two outstanding waterfalls and … Read more

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The Sweet Hike of Sweet Creek Falls

By Ali Patton | October 25, 2020

Sweet Creek Falls is a heavily trafficked two-mile out and back Oregon hiking trail that showcases four waterfalls, which together, drop over 70 feet. Small swimming holes can be accessed at most of the falls, if you’re up for getting wet. If you’re not into splashing in the water, don’t fret. The Sweet Creek Falls … Read more

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Henline Falls and the Oregon Secret You’ll Want to See

By Ali Patton | September 14, 2020

With an easy trail that leads directly to the bottom of a 125 foot waterfall, you’ll want to spend hours exploring the rocks and the clear pools of Henline Falls. The falls have a secret though, a hidden gold and silver mine that is worth the search. Henline Falls History In the early 1900’s, the … Read more

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