Wahkeena Falls
Western Gorge, Oregon
alert Trail Alert, Mar 27, 2020: Most trails in the Columbia Gorge are now closed to the public due to the social distancing measures enacted by local and state health officials in Oregon and Washington. Friends of the Columbia Gorge is urging all members of the to public to stay local and give Gorge trails a break. If you can get to a neighborhood recreation spot by walking or biking, even better. Check the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department or Washington State Parks websites for additional information and breaking updates.

Hike Details
Type:
Out and back
Distance:
2.8 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
850 feet
Difficulty:
Easy
Trail Features
Family Friendly
Family Friendly:
Yes
Restrooms
Restrooms:
Yes miles round trip
Trailhead Pass
Trailhead Pass:
No
Trail Details
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This beautiful trail starts by crossing a wooden bridge over Wahkeena Creek. Be sure to head right here; the trail to the left leads to Multnomah Falls. The trail climbs to a stone bridge at the base of Wahkeena Falls, where spray on the trail here is year-round. In the winter, this can get very icy. The trail then starts up a steep section, climbing about 400 feet in half a mile. At the top of this first climb, you'll crest a ridge. Follow the pavement out to the point, called Lemmon's Viewpoint. Return the route you ascended.

- Hike descriptions were collaboratively written with the generous support of oregonhikers.org.

Driving Directions

Wahkeena Trailhead:  Travel east on I-84 to Exit #28/Bridal Veil. Drive east on the Historic Highway 2.4 miles to the Wahkeena Trailhead. Travel west on I-84 to Exit #35/Ainsworth Park. Drive 5.6 miles west on the Historic Highway to the Wahkeena Trailhead.