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Wahkeena Falls Trail Loop

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

One of the many thing the Columbia River Gorge is known for is it’s breathtaking waterfalls. There are many many trails to choose from, but if you are looking for a day hike this almost 5 mile loop is perfect. With 8 named waterfalls, and countless other smaller ones, it is the perfect way to […]

How the Height of Multnomah Falls Really Ranks Across the Country

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Sunday, February 28, 2016

While the beauty of Multnomah Falls is indisputable, it turns out that its reputation as the ‘second tallest waterfall in the U.S.’ has been seriously debunked. This magnificent feature of the Gorge, falling 620 feet, isn’t even close when it comes to the tallest falls in the U.S., but this certainly doesn’t take away from […]

Falls Creek Falls: Three-Tiered Waterfall

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

About twenty-five minutes North of the Cascade Locks, an easy out-and-back day hike to a spectacular three tiered waterfall awaits you. Falls Creek Falls, just past Carson, WA, in the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest, is a hike that any waterfall-chaser will love. The trail to Falls Creek Falls is well maintained with a few short moderately […]

The Columbia River Gorge’s little Treasures

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, November 5, 2015

Not only does Oregon have the Columbia River Gorge but it’s also home to many little treasures like Punchbowl Falls. To get to this epic waterfall you have to endure a 3.8 mile round trip hike but good news it’s difficultly level is easy. This hike is recommended for children ages 10 and up and […]

A Visit to Dry Creek Falls

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, November 2, 2015

Enjoy a day visit to Dry Creek Falls by starting your hike at the Bridge of the Gods Trailhead located off the Cascade Locks exit from the I-84 going East along the Columbia River Gorge. This hike is easy to do and fun for the entire family. The total distance is 4.4 mile with an […]

Visiting Bridal Veil Falls State Park

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Bridal Veil Falls¬†is a great place to visit while in Oregon near the Columbia River Gorge.¬†Bridal Veil Falls State Park provides you the opportunity to experience being behind the waterfall. This beautiful State Park has some ADA accessible hiking trails, restrooms and exhibitor information. Also provided at this park, but not ADA accessible are viewpoints […]

Happy Birthday Multnomah Falls

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Multnomah Falls and Wahkeena Falls will be honored this Wednesday in a grand celebration. It has been 100 years since these waterfalls had been officially dedicated as a public park. Multnomah Falls is the most visited attraction in the Pacific Northwest and it will be the center of attention as the celebration begins at 11:30 […]

Best Day Hikes Along PCT | Dry Creek Falls

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

According to Terry Richard travel author for The Oregonian, one of the top five best day hikes along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in northern Oregon is to Dry Creek Falls. Located in the Mount Hood National Forest, the Dry Creek Falls is a gorgeous location for hiking, waterfall photography, picnicking with the family and more. Learn why Dry […]

Oregon Day Trips

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood both made the list of Oregon Day Trips noted in an article published by the Los Angeles Daily News. Read what the article had to say about these two beautiful scenic areas below. Columbia River Gorge: This is an excellent spot for hiking with a spectacular array of […]

Visit Multnomah Falls

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

One of many attractions in Oregon is Multnomah Falls. Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in Oregon and the second highest in the nation. While visiting the Multnomah Falls you’ll have the opportunity to hike up to the top of the waterfalls, take in the view from Benson Bridge or you can stay at the […]

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