Family Day hikes in and around Beaverton, Oregon: Day 2 – Wahclella Falls Trail (The Columbia Gorge)

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Day two of our family hikes to learn, have fun and get some exercise took us to the Columbia Gorge about 40 miles outside Portland near Bonneville Dam. Now, this was our choice for out date today as it was our 17th wedding anniversary.

Family Photo @ Wahclella Falls Trail

Now this wasn’t too difficult of a climb even with a 6 year old and we even saw kids younger than that making this trek. It is a mile to the falls and back and I do have to say well worth the hike, especially if you like to take pictures. If the kids weren’t starting to get hungry, we could have easily stayed another hour or two and taken hundreds of more pictures.

Wahclella Falls Trail in the Columbia Gorge

Now, when you get close to the falls there are two paths, one up and one down, it really doesn’t matter which one you take, they are both about the same distance from the falls and are equal in hike-ability. Once you get to the falls, you can take pictures of the falls or you can stay a little below the falls and let the kids play in the water, which I can tell you was a blast for them.

But, there was something that they we didn’t know about or we would have bought a couple small flashlights. Just off the path by the pools, there is a tunnel that goes back about 50-75 feet. Not easy for adults, but very easy for kids to fit into. But, we did see adults making the trek back. (Thank you to the kind gentleman who lent my kids his flashlight so they could go back)

So, if you are looking for a wonderful little 2 hour to 4 hour hike. (If you are taking lots of pictures) then I suggest you check out Wahclella Falls as it is amazingly beautiful and a great family outing.


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Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Todd....that was a great hike.....your children are adorable and they are very lucky to be part of such a nice family....

July 04, 2010 06:41 AM
Patrick White
Put our 28 years experience and technolgy to work
Home Driven Realty, Inc

Good Morning Todd,

And thank you for sharing the amenities of your market with me. Have a great 4th of July.

July 04, 2010 06:43 AM
Kellie Morrissey
Keller Williams Realty Success LLC

WOW! What a great place to live!

Kellie Denver CO

July 04, 2010 07:39 AM
Glenn Roberts

The Oregon gorge area is really on of natures beauty spots. The perfect place for families to go when celebrating holidays and anniversaries. Congratulations.

July 04, 2010 09:21 AM
Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

I love hiking...a great way to bond while getting some exercise...thanks for sharing and enjoy your 4th!

July 04, 2010 09:29 AM
Paul Henderson
I always put my clients first in any transaction!
RE/MAX Professionals.

I love anything that has to do with family and water Todd!
Wishing you and your family a happy and safe 4th of July,


July 04, 2010 02:49 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TODD! And thanks for the FUN hike! I do love the waterfalls too!

July 04, 2010 05:57 PM
Richard Smith
FHA VA Rural Development in TN GA

Great pictures Todd. Happy anniversary. Waterfalls are always wonderful, and especially so with your entire family. Happy fourth.


July 04, 2010 09:30 PM
Paige Walker
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
Louisiana Lagniappe Realty, LLC

Todd I love that area of Oregeon! A couple of years back we stayed at the Columbia Gorge Inn and loved it!! Beautiful pics!

July 04, 2010 11:02 PM
Todd Clark
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494
Keller Williams Realty

As much as I hate the rain for taking pictures, if it wasn't for the rain, I couldn't have gotten shots like these.

November 06, 2010 08:33 PM
Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington
Kentucky Homes for Sale
Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky

Hi Todd,


That part of Oregon, actually all of Oregon is a picturesque wonderland.  I move from near Seattle and it was always a goal of my family to spend at least a few days in Oregon every year.  GO HUSKIES!!

November 02, 2011 07:56 PM
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty *

Hi Todd-

Columbia Gorge is an awesome place!  The waterfall shots are frame worthy.  It's now on our bucket list.  We too have wilderness camped and hiked on wedding anniversaries and birthdays!  A couple of times we even jumped the gun on heading to the mountains waking to snow covered campsites.  Just brought more adventure and excitment :) 

Best regards from the Q


November 02, 2011 08:05 PM
Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC
Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant
Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate

Hi Todd...Happy Anniversary to you Both, looks like you had a fun day with your whole family.

Cheers, love your photos!

November 02, 2011 09:27 PM
Barbara Altieri
REALTOR - Fairfield County CT Real Estate
RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Todd -- Wow, love those falls. What a wonderful way to spend a day with your family. Thanks for the tour, Todd. I love to learn about the beauty in this great country of ours.

November 02, 2011 09:35 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
"Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
Vernonia Realty

Don't you count your lucky stars, Todd to live in such a beautiful state?  I am thankful EVERY DAY for having the blessing of living in Orygun!!! There are many many treasures and sharing them with the AR crowd and taking us along for the ride is truly a pleasure. (And I didn't even have to pay for gas!)

November 02, 2011 10:46 PM
Bill & Cyndi Daves
TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains!
Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!

Todd - what a fun way to spend your anniversary with your family.  Beautiful falls and a great hike.  We love to go to Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee about 3 hours from our town.  It has several campgrounds, resort, pools, lakes, campsites and lots of wildlife.  There's an area where you can hike about 1/2 mile down the mountain to a beautiful waterfall and swim under it.  Our kids LOVE it!

Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing!

November 02, 2011 11:51 PM
Sharon Lancaster
SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
Realty Executives Okanagan

Family anniversary! How Bliss filled!

November 03, 2011 01:57 AM
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute


Your trips reminds me so much of whenj Brenda and I took our kids camping.

Especially the water falls because we not only took our kids to Taquamanan Falls, but I remember camping there with my parents!

Your kids will remember this forever! So will you, my Mother mentioned it a few weeks ago and that trip was 54 years ago.


November 03, 2011 06:03 AM
Paul Henderson
I always put my clients first in any transaction!
RE/MAX Professionals.

That is one of the few great things about all the rain we receive and the Pacific Northwest. All that water has to go someplace and results in the best waterfalls and the world... 

November 03, 2011 09:42 AM
Debb Janes
REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
The Carl Group, LLC

I concur with you - both great hikes and especially with younger children in the group. Without our darn rain, as Paul mentions, we wouldn't have the beautiful green backdrop and lovely waterfalls. Happy Anniversary - a day late. It was my kind of "date."

November 03, 2011 10:49 AM
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