Niagara Falls & Pheasant Creek Falls

Yes, there is a Niagara Falls in Oregon! It is definitely worth seeing, too, even if it doesn’t quite measure up to the more famous Niagara Falls. We visited in January, and we were assaulted by spray when we crossed the bridge at the base of the waterfall. It was so loud we had to…

The Falls

I would have expected a waterfall named “The Falls” would be a bit more noteworthy. Scratch that. A LOT more noteworthy. This little drop is found alongside a trail bordered by a chain-link fence, and is itself bordered by a concrete wall/fish ladder. The walk is quick and easy, but not beautiful. My husband had…

Bridge Creek Falls (Tillamook County)

Bridge Creek Falls is a nice stop on the way back from the coast. The waterfall is not obvious from the highway, but it’s not far from the road either. The stone steps are a unique feature. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re already traveling Highway 6. SUMMARY: My rating: Worth the Effort (2…

Echo Creek Falls

Echo Creek is a small stream that falls into Abiqua Creek. If you’re paying really close attention, you can see it from the road, but the better view is gained by walking down to the creek on the far side of the bridge and then following the creek downstream as far as you can go…

Alder Glen & Clarence Creek

Alder Glen Falls is viewed from the Alder Glen Campground. We visited in February, when the campground was deserted and the waterfall was full. If you want more adventure, you could view the waterfall from the river, as the kayakers in the picture below chose to do. Clarence Creek Falls is a roadside fall without…

Chitwood Falls

Chitwood Falls drops into the ocean, tucked into the back of Hart’s Cove. The waterfall is not all that spectacular by itself, but the view of the ocean and the beauty of the hike definitely make this trip one worth taking. After hiking a mile and a half through old growth forest, you’ll get a…

Sevenmile Creek Falls

Niagara County Park marks the location of the former town of Niagara, founded in 1890 and lasting for around 45 years. The plan was to build a dam on the North Santiam River, but nature had other ideas, and construction was abandoned in 1912. A short walk from the parking lot leads to the remains…

Jack Falls (Columbia County)

Jack Falls can be seen from Highway 30, but for a better view, you can walk a third of a mile on an old overgrown road to the base of the falls. This is definitely the way to go. The waterfall is tall enough to be appreciated despite its small volume, and the stroll through…

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…

Coopey Falls

Coopey Falls is located on the grounds of a convent in the Columbia River Gorge. You can view it from the Angel’s Rest trail, or you can ask permission to visit the convent and see the falls up close. I highly recommend the second option with one hesitation: It would be a tragedy for Coopey…

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…

Shepperd’s Dell Falls

Shepperd’s Dell is one of the lesser waterfalls off of the Historic Highway in the Columbia River Gorge. The parking is not great; there is no parking lot, just room on the side of the road for a few cars. The waterfall itself is split into multiple tiers, only a few of which are visible. The…