Explore Latourell Falls

Latourell Falls

Take a short walk to the base of the falls, where there is a small pool, so you can get up very close. If you want to stretch your legs, take the 2.4 mile loop to the top of Latourell Falls.

Latourell Falls is a beautiful and unique waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. This amazing waterfall is just a few hundred yards from the road and parking lot. Once you park, there is a viewpoint for the falls that is straight ahead.

The view from there isn't that great compared to what you will find if you take the short trail that starts near the bridge and goes to the base of the falls. The trail is really short, only a few hundred yards. You can do some exploring once you reach the falls and go behind the falls if you wish. Latourell Falls has an unusually small pool that it drops into so you can actually walk right up to the edge of the falls for an epic photo op. Be warned though, you will get soaked.

Pack List

  • Waterproof Jacket (if you plan to go close to the falls)
  • Camera and Tripod
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RT Distance 2.4 Miles
Elevation Gain 520 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Scenic
Waterfall

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Short but great hike

This hike is pretty short but does not disappoint. There’s a lower and upper. The lower is easy to get too, the upper is about 20 minutes away. I got there early and there was a few people but nothing excessive. Great hike and really recommend it!

Beautiful place right by the gorge

Great waterfall with not too many people during weekdays. You can go down a short trail to the lower waterfall or hike up a couple mile loop to the upper waterfall. Easy, short trails, bring waterproof clothes if you plan on standing close to the waterfalls.

More like a view point

I wouldn’t really call it a hike unless you’re hiking all the way up to the top of the falls. But either way it’s absolutely worth a stop! Very pretty and unique. Family friendly!


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