Cool Off This Summer With A Visit To These 7 Oregon Waterfalls

Here in Oregon, summer seems to happen instantaneously, and you’ll suddenly find yourself sweating bullets while hiking  your favorite trail. Happily, we have an abundance of options for staying cool *and* enjoying our favorite outdoor recreation… 238 options, to be exact! With 238 named waterfalls across the state, Oregon is flush with flowing cascades, many of which also double as swimming holes. Cool off this summer with a visit to these seven Oregon waterfalls, all of which offer refreshing waters and resplendent scenery.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:


What are your favorite Oregon waterfalls to visit during the summer? Share your top spots to cool off in the comments below!

For another refreshing option in the Beaver State, be sure to check out the natural swimming hole at Hood River Waterfront Park!

Address: Hug Point State Recreation Site, Arch Cape, OR 97102, USA
Address: Wahclella Falls, Oregon 97014, USA
Address: Cavitt Creek Falls Recreation Site, Cavitt Creek Rd, Glide, OR 97443, USA
Address: Youngs River Falls, Oregon 97103, USA
Address: Umpqua National Forest, Oregon 97447, USA
Address: Steelhead Falls Trailhead, SW River Rd, Terrebonne, OR 97760, USA
Address: Tamolitch Falls (Blue Pool), McKenzie Bridge, OR, USA