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[[Image:WahclellaFalls1.JPG|thumb|400px|Wahclella Falls from the lower leg of the trail in December|left]]
[[Image:WahclellaFalls1.JPG|thumb|300px|Wahclella Falls from the lower leg of the trail in December ''(Steve Hart)''|left]]

Revision as of 14:39, 19 March 2007

An autumn view of Wahclella Falls from above the trail (Tom Koster)
Wahclella Falls and intermittent side falls during November rains (Jeff Statt)
Closer view showing the upper tier of the falls (Steve Hart)



Wahclella Falls is a great novice hiker's destination and one of the more interesting falls in the Columbia River Gorge. The most obvious portion is the lower drop, where the water drops from a hidden, narrow gorge 65 feet into a large open canyon.

Above the lower falls is a semi-hidden upper falls in the main stream. You can see this 50 footer from the end of the trail loop.

In the winter months, there's a third tier visible from further back, particularly on the lower level trail. This seasonal falls, sometimes called East Fork Falls, is taller than either of the main stream tiers. This oddity makes Wahclella Falls different heights at different times of the year.

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= Guidebooks that cover this destination

  • Day Hike! Columbia Gorge, by Seabury Blair, Jr.
  • Afoot and Afield Portland/Vancouver, by Douglas Lorain
  • 35 Hiking Trails, Columbia River Gorge, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Columbia River Gorge, 42 Scenic Hikes, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Hiking the Columbia River Gorge - 1st and 2nd Editions, by Russ Schneider
  • 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon - 3rd Edition, by William L Sullivan

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Wahclella Falls from the lower leg of the trail in December (Steve Hart)
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