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Pacific Crest Falls

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Pacific Crest Falls from the Pacific Crest Trail (Steve Hart)

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Pacific Crest Falls is a really pretty waterfall just above the Crest Trail in the Columbia River Gorge. It suffers from a lock of attention, probably due to it's rather modest water flow in the summer. In the rainy season however, it's a very pretty area. Water falls from two separate notches in the rockface directly into a narrow chasm. Below the chasm the united stream falls over a second basalt lip, this time making a single horsetail. The water than cascades down a broken rock rock path reminiscent of the lower section of Wahkeena Falls.

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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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