Tamanawas Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Hood River County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood National Forest. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 3,026 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 555 feet. The trail ends near the Tamanawas Falls viewpoint.
Tamanawas Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"As Cold Spring Creek flows away from the eastern side of Mount Hood, it tumbles over a 125-foot cliff to form a thundering wall of water known as Tamanawas Falls."
--Adam Sawyer, Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"This is a classic falls in a dramatic setting at the end of an easy, beautiful hike that’s perfectly suited for a family outing. Tamanawas (pronounced ta-MAH-na-was) is a Chinook word for a friendly guardian spirit, and it’s an appropriate name for this easy, pleasant hike."
--Paul Gerald, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland (Menasha Ridge Press).
"This singletrack route crosses the East Fork of Hood River, parallels bouldery Cold Spring Creek, and takes you to the magnificent cascade of Tamanawas Falls. Bridge crossings. This trail takes you through the cool, watery world of the Hood River Basin, filled with towering Douglas fir trees, mossy creeks, and the splashing coolness of Tamanawas Falls."
--Lizann Dunegan, Trail Running Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"This easy hike leads to a surprisingly spectacular waterfall. Much of the trail follows scenic Cold Spring Creek, allowing for easy cooling. You can also extend your hike all the way to Elk Meadows."
--Ellen Morris Bishop, Best Hikes with Dogs: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
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