Punchbowl Falls

Hood River, Oregon

4.5/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

0.42 miles

Elevation Gain

92 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Liam McNally

Punchbowl Falls is a secluded swimming hole near Mt. Hood

Getting to Punchbowl Falls is a super quick hike to a fun cliff-jumping swimming hole and waterfall. Be careful hiking the steep trail to the falls. Make use of the rope.

Be VERY careful approaching the edge of the cliff higher up and know your limits when it comes to jumping. Always walk down and swim where you plan to jump to ensure there are no rocks in your landing path. 

Note: This Punchbowl Falls is just outside of Dee, Oregon along Highway 281. This is different from Metlako and Punchbowl Falls in the  Columbia River Gorge.

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Features

Chillin
Hiking
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

Punchbowl Falls Reviews

The best place to cliff jump in the Mt Hood Wilderness. Easily

This used to be an amazing hike, not sure if it is still because of the fire that started here two years ago. If it’s open I would still recommend it.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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