Located in Silver Falls State Park, the Trail of Ten Falls is a Northwest classic and a must-do for any Portland-area hikers. Referred to as the “crown jewel” of the Oregon parks, this hike is one of the scenic treasures of our area and a wonderful day trip from the city. You are going to have to work to see all ten waterfalls, but this lovely trip is well worth it.

Have you hiked the Trails of Ten Falls? Do you have a favorite waterfall on the trail? Let us know in the comments below.

Searching for the best waterfalls near Portland? Head out to the Columbia River Gorge; with over 90 waterfalls on the Oregon side alone, it’s a veritable treasure trove of falls!

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What's the tallest waterfall near me in Portland?

To see the tallest waterfall near Portland -- and in all of Oregon, in fact -- you'll head to the Columbia River Gorge to visit mighty Multnomah Falls. This glorious waterfall is a vision; a sublime sensory experience. This 620-foot-tall, roaring waterfall is in a league all its own; and while the Columbia River Gorge is home to over 90 waterfalls on the Oregon side alone, Multnomah truly is its crown jewel.

What are some waterfall hikes in Portland, Oregon?

If you love waterfalls, Portland, Oregon, is a marvelous place to be. One of our favorite waterfall trails near Rose City can be found in the Columbia River Gorge: the Wahkeena Falls Trail. This is one trail where you can get two beautiful waterfalls for the price of one! For this waterfall twofer adventure, you'll start at the Wahkeena Falls Trailhead to take this moderate, two-mile hike that leads you to both the Wahkeena Falls and Fairy Falls. Stick to the trail to the right when a junction occurs, and be prepared for spray from the water most of the year when traveling the trail -- it's quite remarkable! While the hike is relatively short at just two miles, it gains over 800 feet, making this waterfall trail a great workout along the way. The entire trail is like stepping into a magical world and you will be thrilled to traverse this beautiful area; we guarantee you'll love it!

Looking for a waterfall weekend adventure? Check out this epic road trip we put together, which visits some of the most beautiful falls near Portland, Oregon. You'll start on the Columbia River Highway and head to some of the Gorge's finest falls, including Latourell Falls, Shepperd's Dell Falls, Wahkeena Falls, and Coopey Falls!