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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Bill & Cyndi Daves
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Hiawassee, Young Harris, Hayesville, Murphy, Blairsville

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
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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, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
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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