Wahkeena Falls

Western Gorge, Oregon

Wahkeena Falls
Wahkeena Falls (photographer: Greg Lief)

Trail Features

  • WaterfallWaterfall
  • Beautiful ViewsBeautiful Views

Trail Description Driving Directions

alert Trail Alert, Jul 12, 2018: Trail closed due to 2017 Eagle Creek fire, however, it is expected to open by the end of 2018. 

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.

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Trail Details

  • Type: Out and back
  • Distance: 2.8 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 850 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly: Yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms: Yes
  • Trailhead Pass Trailhead Pass: No

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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. + Read More

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