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Starvation Creek Falls

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Looking up at Starvation Creek Falls from the picnic area (bobcat)


Two-tiered Starvation Creek Falls is over 220 feet in height. The lower tier is partially obscured by a huge boulder that peeled off from the cliffs above. Another basalt monster rears above the plunge pool between the two tiers. A user trail crosses the creek and heads up for a closer look, but you won’t really get a better sighting than the picnic area offers.

The falls are named after a December 1884 incident on the railroad. A train ran into a deep snow bank, and passengers were stranded for three weeks. Gorge residents helped out by skiing in with supplies. Although nobody died, this incident gave the creek and waterfall their current names.

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