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Cabin Creek Falls

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Lower portion of Cabin Creek Falls (Steve Hart)
Cabin Creek Falls from the Mt. Defiance Trail (Steve Hart)
Old sign pointing the way to Cabin Cre... (Steve Hart)


The original Columbia River Highway passed very near Cabin Creek Falls and many travelers undoubtedly paused and marveled at the huge fallen mass of basalt that blocks most direct views of the falls. The more recent Interstate 84 is only about 100 feet to the north, but a shield of trees and the hurried mindset of our modern era block the waterfall from today's travelers.

This section of the old highway was restored in 2016. Cabin Creek Falls cascades 220 feet into the small amphitheater created between the cliffs and the huge boulder. Though the traffic noise is loud, the mood is somehow quiet and almost serene.

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