Wahclella Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. The thing about that is...one could say that about all of the waterfalls in this beautiful, lush green area...but this one is a two tiered scenic gem that makes it well worth the hike!
Fast Facts about Wahclella Falls:
Height: 127 feet total (both drops)
Type: Tiered Plunges
Location: USDA Forest Service Trail #436, Cascade Locks, Oregon
Local Weather: Cascade Locks, OR
Dog Friendly: YES
Camping: Camping near the falls
Cell Service: Spotty due to terrain
Nearest Emergency Room: 26 minutes away near Hood River, OR
Food Nearby: Restaurants near the trail
Parking for the falls is located near the Bonneville Dam and the trailhead is marked well. The round trip hike is 2 miles, so it's doable for most hikers.
The trail follows the creek most of the way and even passes right by another waterfall that is so close you can touch it as you cross the first creekside bridge at Munra Falls.
Stunning views and scenery present themselves all along the trail that roused a deep longing within us to return to Oregon as soon as possible.
The trail to Wahclella Falls meandered through an alluring glen carved by the wandering creek. It led us up staircases at just the right points, across muddy runoff crossings, up and down hills and switchbacks, across quaint bridges, and through some of the most beautiful landscapes we've ever seen.Did I mention that the scenery was amazing?! 😍 😂 😂