One of the most special things about Portland is that you are about an hour away from our beautiful mountain range and the rugged Pacific Ocean. Having some of nature’s most beautiful wonders so close is a privilege, and these hidden waterfalls will attest to that.
1. Elowah Falls
Located in the Columbia River Gorge, this massive beauty can be found after a short 1.4 mile hike.
2. Punchbowl Falls
Looking to take a dip? If you embark on a 3.8 mile hike, starting at Eagle Creek, you get end up at this gorgeous pool of water.
3. Ramona Falls
Located in the Mt. Hood National Forest, Ramona Falls is truly one of nature's marvels.
4. Latourell Falls
Latourell Falls is the closest waterfall to Portland, located in the Columbia River Gorge. It's just a 2.4 mile loop to check out this astonishing vision.
5. Multnomah Falls
At about 627 feet in elevation, this waterfall is Oregon's tallest. It's also Portland's most popular, and with good reason. You can choose to hike the 2.6 miles or view this beauty from the ground.
6. Bridal Veil Falls
Right off the Columbia Gorge Highway, this waterfall is reminiscent of a silky satin, giving it its name.
7. Wahclella Falls
The best view is from the bottom of Wahclella Falls, where you can see the horizon breaking through the magical mossy haven that you're standing in.
8. Shepperd's Dell
Rushing under the Young Creek Bridge, this magical waterfall has multiple alluring dips.
9. Triple Falls
In the Western part of the Gorge, Oneonta Creek rushes downhill to make this spectacular waterfall trio.
10. Tunnel Falls
Although this water fall is phenomenal, the cave under it takes the cake. Walking through the tunnel to hear the echoes of rushing water makes this 12 mile hike worth every step.
There are so many hidden beautiful waterfalls near Portland, Oregon. Which ones take your breath away?