Explore Wahclella Falls Like Never Before

Wahclella Falls Adventure Hike

Pros: Breathtaking falls. Scenic canyon. Easy for all ages. Just miles away from many other falls.

Cons: Parking is lacking and the trail gets crowded on weekends.

Adventure Notes:

  • Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Length of Hike: 1.9 mile round trip
  • Distance from Portland: 50 minutes
  • Elevation Gain: 301 feet
  • Seasons: Year-round.
  • Use: hikers, trail running
  • Road Conditions: Paved
  • Swimming: Yes in the summer.
  • Bathroom: Yes, 2. Outhouses
  • Overnight Camping: No
  • Region: Columbia River Gorge, OR
  • Congestion: Crowded
  • Preferable Season(s): Spring, Summer, winter, fall
  • Day-Use/Parking Pass Required: Yes
  • Dogs allowed: Yes

This beautiful hike is only 50 minutes outside of Portland, located in the Gorge.  It’s about 2 miles (round trip). And it’s located right next to The Munra Point Trailhead if you wanna get crazy. This hike includes 2 waterfalls and is easily doable by the whole family (If you have little ones, take care because there are places where the path is narrow and along a steep ravine). This hike probably won’t be feasible for anyone who has difficulty walking (needs a cane, walker, etc.) The hike is relatively easy, with a few semi-steep climbs.

Image courtesy of Michael Matti / Flickr

The terrain is beautiful and the falls themselves are spectacular! Far better than Multnomah Falls in my opinion. Keep in mind that a NW Forest Pass is required here but hey, they have bathrooms. As always, please remember to leave no trace. Always leave the trail better than it was before you got there.

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Oregon is amazing and I have been hiking every trail I can find in the Pacific Northwest and NOTHING beats Oregon. By day I’m a graphic designer, photographer, entrepreneur, adventure seeker, motivator, self improvement junkie, and by night I’m a lover of fine wine. When I'm not outside hiking and exploring the great PNW, I enjoy helping business owners succeed with logo and graphic design. One of the best parts about my business, is the inspiration I find on every trail, hike, waterfall aerial shoot, and all the other adventures you can find around every corner in Oregon. My goal is to inspire others to get outside to see it all and learn to Leave No Trace. Life is and should be an adventure. Thank you for enjoying my Oregon adventures with me.