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Wahclella Falls Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Wahclella Falls trailhead kiosk (Jeff Statt)
Sign entering the trailhead parking lot (Steve Hart)
Junction with trail #400 starts nearby (Jeff Statt)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required. Drop box available for day pass.
  • Port-a-potties, picnic table, information kiosk
  • Dogs on leash

Driving Directions

Drive I-84 east to Exit 40 for Bonneville Dam.

Turn right after exiting, and then bear right again to enter the parking area for the Wahclella Falls Trail.

  • If the Wahclella Falls Trailhead is full, go back to the junction, and turn up the hill to park at the large Tooth Rock Trailhead.


There are several trails that start here and the place is basically a maze. The Historic Columbia River Highway Trail passes through near the freeway ramp. Westward, the trail immediately crosses the Tanner Creek Bridge then ducks under the highway and heads west about a mile to the Moffett Creek Bridge. The trail heads east basically as a wide, fenced shoulder of the freeway ramp toward Tooth Rock and Eagle Creek. Gorge Trail #400 is here too. From, the west, it drops down the west side of the Tanner Creek Gorge and hooks up with Historic Highway Trail. After crossing Tanner Creek on the using the HCRHT, the 400 sets off again eastward on it's own right at the freeway interchange. The 400 trail eventually goes to Eagle Creek, as well, but not before meeting Tanner Road and Wauna Viewpoint Trail. The most used trail here is, of course, the Wahclella Falls Trail heading south a mile to Wahclella Falls.

Car break-ins have been on the rise in recent years in area trailheads. While this lot is not as susceptible as others nearby, hikers are cautioned to keep valuables with them.


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