The Eagle Creek fire has closed most trails from Wyeth to Troutdale.

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, Sep 4, 2017: Trail closed due to Eagle Creek wildfire.  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5584/ | #eaglecreekfire 

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. + Read More

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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Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities

Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities

These trails and recreation areas in and around the Gorge are open for exploring.

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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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