Tanner Creek (photographer: Michael Horodyski)
Trail Description Driving Directions
Trail Alert, Apr. 20, 2017: Wahclella Falls Trail is closed until further notice. Crews are currently working to remove a large root wad blocking the trail, and saturated soils and ongoing slides have created unstable conditions, which is causing delays.
This trail heads up Tanner Creek from the Wahclella Falls Trailhead. At the small dam used by the Bonneville Fish Hatchery, the trail narrows to a single tread, and leads to a bridge taking you over Munra Falls. The trail then begins to climb up the east side of the canyon. There aren't any cliffs here, but there are some steep drop-offs, so keep a close watch on your little ones. After a flight of stairs, you'll come to a fork in the trail. The end of the trail is a loop, so you'll end up hiking both sides. Taking the lower path, you'll find great views as you approach Wahclella Falls, dropping down the mountain through a couple of switchbacks to the lower bridge. At the head of the canyon, you'll pass through a bit of a grotto with a full view of Wahclella Falls. Past Wahclella Falls, the trail gains a bit of elevation and loops back toward the trailhead. When you reach the earlier trail junction, continue straight and head back to your car.
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