9 Top Secret Oregon Waterfalls To Visit Before Word Gets Out
It’s no secret that Oregon is filled with stunning waterfalls. From the iconic Multnomah Falls to the popular Silver Falls State Park, there are plenty of top-rated waterfalls in Oregon that should be on your list to visit. However, some of the most majestic ones are often off the beaten path. The following nine secret waterfalls in Oregon may be a bit under the radar, but they offer both seclusion and incredible natural beauty. You need to visit these hidden gems before everyone else does.
Have you been to any of these waterfalls? We’d love to hear about your experience!
For more beautiful Oregon waterfalls, check out our previous article: 13 Hidden Waterfalls In Oregon That Will Take Your Breath Away.
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What are some easy-access waterfalls near me in Oregon?
If you're up for some waterfall chasing, minus the chasing, you'll be delighted to learn that there are numerous easy-access waterfalls located all across Oregon! And not only that, but some of the state's most fabulous falls are the easiest to access, too. Take Salt Creek Falls, for example. Salt Creek Falls is a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall located in the Willamette National Forest — and it's the second-tallest waterfall in all of Oregon. There is a wonderful observation platform that looks down over the waterfall; it's wheelchair accessible and only 50 yards from the parking lot! Another easy-access waterfall in Oregon is Tumalo Falls. Located near Bend, the stunning Tumalo Falls is an impressive waterfall that you can easily view from an observation deck right beside the parking lot. You'll also find a great viewpoint just five minutes (walking time) away. Oh, and did we mention it's a double waterfall?!? Sign us up!
What are the best waterfall hikes in Oregon?
Waterfall hikes abound in the Beaver State, a place that's home to literally hundreds of wondrous waterfalls. Some of our favorite waterfall hikes in Oregon include: The Trail of Ten Falls at Silver Falls State Park, the Ice Lake Trail in the Wallowa Mountains near Joseph, the Latourell Falls Trail in the Columbia River Gorge, Drift Creek Falls in Siuslaw National Forest, Sweet Creek Falls located near Florence, Ramona Falls in Mount Hood National Forest, Tumalo Falls in the Deschutes National Forest, and Proxy Falls which is located in Three Sisters Wilderness. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of our state's wonderful waterfall hikes... did you know you could spend days and days exploring the 90-some cascades found in the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge?