Salt Creek & Diamond Creek

Salt Creek Falls is one of Oregon’s better-known waterfalls. It is the 2nd tallest single drop in the state, and it’s easily accessed from the clearly marked and well maintained observation area on Highway 58. It’s worth every bit of its fame. Even on Labor Day weekend after an historically dry summer, the cascade was…

Paulina Creek Falls

During my research, there were a handful of waterfalls whose pictures made me pause in admiration and think, “One day, I get to go there!” Paulina Creek Falls was one of those, and it did not disappoint. A pair of 80′ waterfalls pour side by side from Paulina Lake to the rocky ground below. There are…

Beaver Falls

Beaver Falls was our 100th waterfall. It was beautiful. I’m quite pleased with our choice for this milestone excursion. We had trouble finding the trailhead when we arrived. It turns out that we should have taken the trail marked “Danger, Trail Closed.” (The Outdoor Project’s website is reporting that the last part of the trail washed out in…

Bridal Veil Falls

We visited Bridal Veil Falls with some friends and thoroughly enjoyed the excursion. The trail is easy, and the waterfall is beautiful. Bonus activities include playing in the creek and hiking the upper trail which looks out over the Columbia River. The only downside to this trip is that you will most likely be sharing your…

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…

Hug Point Falls

I’ll be honest – you don’t go to Hug Point for the waterfall. But go anyway! A waterfall at a beach with an interesting history and surrounded by numerous caves is a total win in my book…er, blog. Oregonstateparks.org tells the history of Hug Point: “Imagine traveling by stagecoach along the beach. Before the highway was built, the…

Blumenthal Falls

Blumenthal Falls is awesome because it combines two of my favorite things: waterfalls and the beach! It is located at the north end of Short Sand Beach in Oswald West State Park and is about a mile from the parking lot, so it’s a good hike, too. The best part of visiting this waterfall, though, are…

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…

Wahclella Falls

We took one of my son’s friends with us to Wahclella Falls, and his reaction as the waterfall came into view was, “Whoa! That is so cool!” It was really cute, and he was right. Wahclella is an impressive waterfall and is ranked #52 out of the Top 100 Waterfalls in the Northwest according to…

Proxy Falls

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! Proxy Falls and Upper Proxy Falls are…

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….