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Dry Creek Falls

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Dry Creek Falls (Jeff Black)
Dry Creek Falls in winter (Cheryl Hill)
Abandoned waterworks on Dry Creek (Jeff Black)
Dry Creek Falls (Steve Hart)

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Despite its name, Dry Creek is far from dry. Dry Creek Falls is one of the more impressive waterfalls in the Gorge. The waterfall is a horsetail form, dropping through a thinner spot in a large flow of columnar basalt.

Just below the falls is an abandoned water control structure that once provided the city of Cascade Locks with water.

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Guidebooks that cover this destination

  • Day Hike! Columbia Gorge, by Seabury Blair, Jr.
  • Afoot and Afield Portland/Vancouver, by Douglas Lorain
  • 35 Hiking Trails, Columbia River Gorge, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Columbia River Gorge, 42 Scenic Hikes, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Hiking the Columbia River Gorge - 1st and 2nd Editions, by Russ Schneider
  • 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon - 3rd Edition, by William L Sullivan

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