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Wahkeena Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Parking at Wahkeena Falls (bobcat)
Wahkeena Falls from the trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Hikes including this location

Fees and Regulations

  • Between May 24 and Sept. 5, 2022, a Timed Use Permit ($2 fee) will be required for each personal vehicle accessing federal lands adjacent to the Waterfall Corridor between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. just east of the Bridal Veil off-ramp (Exit 28) to Ainsworth State Park (Exit 35).
  • Dogs on leash
  • Arrive early: the parking areas often fill up by 9:00 on weekends!

Driving Directions

Drive I-84 east and take Exit 28 for Bridal Veil and the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Keep left to arrive at a Stop sign and turn left here.

Drive 2.5 miles, and park on the left or right side of the highway at Wahkeena Falls.

Alternatives to Driving

  • Sasquatch Shuttle (parking at Bridal Veil) stops at several Gorge trailheads between the Portland Women's Forum and Horsetail Falls, including Wahkeena Falls.


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