Hike to Elowah Falls

1.4 miles 280 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Scott Kranz

Avoid the crowds at Multnomah Falls without and hike to this amazing 220-foot, single drop waterfall.

Multnomah Falls, which is about 5 miles from Elowah takes a large portion of the crowd due to its visibility from the highway. With that said, you may get a much more deserted Elowah Falls if you decide to take the 15 minute hike to its base.

When you’re on the trail, keep an eye out for the fork in the trail at about 0.4 miles. There has been a sign in place indicating which direction you should head for the falls, but in case it’s missing, head to the left at the fork. If you’re up for it, go for a dip in the pool at the base of the falls. If you’d prefer to stay dry, there’s a bridge near the falls, which is great for viewing and setting up your camera.

Once you've enjoyed the falls, head back the way you came.

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If you're not afraid to get a little wet this is a beautiful falls to photograph. I like to get out on one of the big logs or rocks in the stream.

almost 5 years ago

Awesome Waterfall!

Elowah isn't as well known as some of the others in the Columbia River Gorge and is usually not as crowded!

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