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Ki-a-Kuts Falls

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Ki-A-Kuts Falls plunging through its defile (bobcat)

Description

Ki-a-Kuts Falls is a waterfall on the upper Tualatin River, only about 1 ½ miles from the river's source. It was only “discovered” in 1993, by a team of Tualatin Riverkeepers as part of their efforts to track the river’s entire course. By the end of the 1990s, the USGS had agreed to distinguish the falls with a name, that of the last chief of the Atfalati Kalapuyans. Although it's quite likely that others knew of these falls before 1993, they had never been officially recorded until then.

It's a short walk and descending bushwhack into the falls from a logging road in the Tillamook State Forest.

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