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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)


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, dropping through a weaker section in a large flow of columnar basalt. In fact the falls include several tiers above the one that is visible, but technical equipment is required to reach and explore these.

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

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