Wahkeena Falls is a 242-foot waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge in the state of Oregon.The waterfall is unlike nearby Multnomah Falls in that the water does not directly plunge to the ground. Wahkeena Falls, rather, has a more subtle cascading flow. These falls have been featured in numerous travel guides and in photography books.Spellings of this name are dubious because the word is an English transliteration of a Native American phrase meaning most beautiful.Wahkeena Falls is along the Historic Columbia River Highway, about 13mi east of Troutdale, Oregon. A 0.2mi hike from the parking lot at the base leads to the stone bridge that crosses the main part of the falls. That trail continues on east to Multnomah Falls, the next falls to the east. This waterfall is visible directly from the Historic Columbia River Highway.By using our Troutdale visit planner, you can arrange your visit to Wahkeena Falls and other attractions in Troutdale.
Wahkeena Falls Reviews
Taking the scenic old Columbia River Highway provides the opportunity to see many different falls, this being one of them. Not necessarily the most scenic, but still quite nice. Visited at the end of ... more »
This was one of the several waterfalls along route 30 in the Columbia River gorge area that we stopped to see. It was nice and we went up partway, but not all of the way to the top. Very relaxing sigh... more »
A beautiful waterfall with a great trail after you see it. Falls appear smaller on pictures but dont be fooled, its mesmerizing. Very easy to get to after the small incline. Also if your up for the challenge you can always check out fairy falls on the same trail. Perfect spot to appreciate nature.
Maybe my favorite falls of the whole area. Truly gorgeous photos at the top of the short walk. I did the walk up in about 20 minutes. It’s not a very difficult hike, but I found it necessary to rest a few times on the way up. Worth the walk for the up close and personal view of the Falls.
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