Drift Creek Falls

Drift Creek Falls is a pretty fantastic waterfall to visit. The trail is easy and wanders through a beautiful forest before crossing a suspension bridge with a great view of the waterfall. The trail continues on to the base of the falls, and the creek is accessible for further exploration if desired. A rock slide…

Wahkeena Falls & Fairy Falls

We visited Wahkeena Falls twice; the first time we went, we hadn’t done our research ahead of time and didn’t realize that Fairy Falls was waiting to be discovered farther up the trail. So of course we returned, and we thoroughly enjoyed both visits. Wahkeena Falls is a tiered waterfall that lives up the meaning of…

Upper Trestle Creek Falls

We visited Upper Trestle Creek Falls in the late summer of 2015, which had been one of the driest summers on record. The waterfall was just a trickle, but it was still fun to visit. The trail goes behind the upper tier and curves around for a view of the whole waterfall. We scrambled down…

Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park is an absolute Must See for waterfall lovers in Oregon. There are 11 named falls in the park, even though the hiking trail is called “Trail of Ten Falls.” We visited in March, when there were innumerable seasonal falls as well, and I included 2 of those on my list for a…

Sahalie / Koosah

The first summer of our waterfall adventures, we went for an impromptu camping trip near McKenzie Bridge without knowing what (if any) waterfalls were in the area. We visited four waterfalls that weekend, three of which are on waterfallsnorthwest.com’s Top 100 list. Pretty good for not planning ahead! Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls are both on…

Latourell Falls

Latourell Falls is the closest of the Columbia River Gorge waterfalls to Portland and is #99 on waterfallsnorthwest.com’s Top 100 Waterfalls of the Northwest. Beautiful any time of year, we visited in fall when the leaves were in color, and it was truly gorgeous. (By the way, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that “gorge”…

Horsetail Falls Loop

The Horsetail Falls Loop begins at the side of the Historic Highway with … you guessed it, Horsetail Falls (#65 of the Top 100 Waterfalls in the Northwest according to waterfallsnorthwest.com). It is possible to wade in the splash pool, but we visited in spring and didn’t want to test the water temperature quite yet….

Elowah Falls

Elowah Falls is rated #51 of the top 100 waterfalls in the Northwest by waterfallsnorthwest.com. It is also the first hike we took on our family waterfall adventures. The hike to Elowah is fairly easy, and the beauty of the falls combined with the accessibility of the creek below make it a must-see. There is…