Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon Guide Book

by Adam Sawyer (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon  by Adam Sawyer

210pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9780762787272

What follows is a collection of favorite waterfall hikes in the state of Oregon. In some cases it’s all about the waterfall. In others, the scenery or uniqueness of the hike combined with the waterfalls make the journey a standout. Also included are a number of falls that you can drive up to or that require a very short walk from the parking area. That being stated, there are numerous unofficial trails in the state that lead to what seems like an unending number of waterfalls. Even if you hit every hike in this book, you’ll have just scratched the surface of what Oregon holds. It is also recommend that you revisit falls in different seasons, under varying weather conditions, and even different times of the day. There is always something new to see.

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Trails from the "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 64.
... Preview: Beautiful anytime of year and stunning when in full throat, Abiqua Falls is a fantastic off -the-beaten-path destination. Though surrounded by patches of clear-cut above, once down at creek level, the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Gates, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The trek to Ice Lake is the premier waterfall hike in eastern Oregon. The numerous named and unnamed cascades that tumble along Adam Creek are certainly a big draw. But it’s the scenery of the Wal ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Enterprise, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.4
... Preview: One of the lesser-known and least-visited waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, the top of Coopey Falls is visible from an obscured viewpoint on the Angel’s Rest Trail. On this hi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: The Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint sits quietly in the Columbia River Gorge. Located just 15 miles east of Troutdale, the park features restrooms, picnic tables, open grassy areas, and two s ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This hike provides more bang for the buck. Butte Creek and Upper Butte Creek Falls would be fine destinations all by their lonesome. They are both beautiful and one-of-a-kind. But pair the two in the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Gates, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The hike to Clover Falls starts in unremarkable second-growth forest that soon transforms into dramatic old growth. Numerous falls can be seen along the way including a gorgeous dual cascade beneath a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Roseburg, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: While both falls are springs, they are quite different. And Columnar Falls ranks near the top of the list in terms of notable cascades in the state of Oregon. Bear in mind that the trail leading to th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Crater Lake, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: It’s a long drive to get to Coquille River Falls no matter how you slice it. With that said, this is one of the premier waterfalls in Oregon’s Southern Coast Range and shouldn’t be missed by any self- ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Coos Bay, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Drift Creek Falls is a 66-foot cascade that is the main attraction of this out-and-back or semi-loop hike. But there’s more to this trek than just another pretty waterfall. The first part of the hike ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Salem, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: Contrary to its name, Dry Creek Falls flows steadily all year long. From the Bridge of the Gods Trailhead in Cascade Locks, hikers follow the final stretch of the Oregon portion of the Pacific Crest T ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Built in 1915, the Eagle Creek Trail opened in conjunction with the Historic Columbia River Highway. The trail leads through one of the most sensational canyons in the entire Columbia Gorge. Along t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: One of many projects completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, the McCord Creek Trail leads up to a pair of the Columbia River Gorge’s most dramatic, accessible, and yet somehow lesse ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: If you’re a waterfall hunter on a time crunch, it can be difficult to pick and choose your way through the countless waterfalls in the Umpqua River area. Don’t skip this one. The trip to Fall Creek Fa ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Roseburg, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: The aptly named Fern Falls is by no definition a major cascade. And by late summer expect very low flow. But the hike, which parallels the Umpqua River, is pleasant, and the falls themselves possess a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Roseburg, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The combination of two distinctive waterfalls and a one-of-a-kind historic trail makes the trek to Golden and Silver Falls a destination hike in the Coast Range. It’s recommended that you hike all of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Coos Bay, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Alsea Falls Recreation Site is a popular summer hangout. The long, sliding Alsea Falls is predictably full in spring but low and explorable in warmer weather. Meanwhile, the hike to Green Peak Fal ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Super-short, super-sweet. After a couple of switchbacks through second-growth forest, you are delivered to a lush, old-growth canyon and the twin cascades of Grotto Falls. The path leads to a cave beh ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Roseburg, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: While the chance to see a waterfall that cascades into the ocean is bait enough to get you to Harts Cove, the hike itself is a real winner. Between the waterfall, the oldgrowth Sitkas, and the sweepin ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Salem, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Perhaps the most photogenic of the falls near the Lake in the Woods Campground, Hemlock Falls is accessed via an easy, steady descent to an approachable falls area. From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Roseburg, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: An easy add-on to an Opal Creek trip, the short 1.8-mile out-and-back to the impressive 126-foot Henline Falls is a no-brainer if you’re in the area and have the energy. Alternately, its size and the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon"
Gates, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8

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