Wahclella Falls Hike in Oregon
Are you planning to be in Portland, Oregon and have a day to explore? It is worthwhile to make a trip to the Columbia River Gorge, with the Wahclella falls hike on your list of things to do. If you’ve already done some intense backpacking, then the trail to Wachlella falls will be a walk in the park.
This hiking trail is located on the Columbia River Gorge and is further east. The Wahclella Falls trail is a mere 1.9 miles round trip out and back type of hike. The parking area can hold around 6-8 cars, which means you’ll have to either wait or park somewhere further. The Wahclella Falls hike is very easy to do and can be done year round. It is rated to be very crowded but when I went, there was only 3 other couples around the area.
From the Wahclella Falls Trailhead, you’ll be hiking and walking along the Tanner Creek, which will lead you to a bridge that will cross over Munra Falls. There’s no cliffs but there are some areas with steep drop-offs on the hike to Wahclella Falls. You’ll be climbing some flights of stairs and will reach a fork on the Wahclella Falls trail.
There will be two bridges on the Wahclella Falls trail to give you excellent views of the beautiful Wahclella Falls. You’ll have the option to ascend or descend on this trail, giving you different perspectives of Wahclella Falls. If you choose to descend, you’ll end up at the base of Wahclella Falls. During most seasons, you’ll be able to feel the mists coming from the powerful 350 foot plunge of water from Wahclella Falls.
Items used on this hike:
Camera: Sony A7Rii
Lens: Sony FE 16-35mm F4 OSS
Tripod: Sirui Carbon Fiber Tripod
Bag: Granite Gear
Jacket: Craghoppers Rain Jacket
Pants: Columbia Convertible Pants
Boots: Danner boots