The West Coast's 25 Best Waterfalls

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Explore these raging cascades.

El Niño is in full effect and has restored many waterfalls that were all but dry back to their former glory. Between Washington, Oregon, and California, you could say that the West Coast has no shortage of waterfalls. So take a look at our list of 25 of the best waterfalls in the west, rally the crew, pack up the adventure mobile, and hit the road.

1. Koosah Falls, OR

Distance: 2.6 mile round trip | Height: 70 feet | Learn more

Photo: Eric Johnson

2. McWay Falls, CA

Distance: <1 mile round trip | Height: 80 feet | Learn more

Photo: Stephen Bellrichard

3. Latourell Falls, OR

Distance: <1 mile round trip | Height: 250 feet | Learn more

Photo: Michael Matti

4. Multnomah Falls, OR

Distance: 2.6 mile round trip | Height: 627 feet | Learn more

Photo: Michael Matti

5. Marion Falls, OR

Distance: 5 mile round trip | Height: 92 feet | Learn more

Photo: Richard Bacon

6. Nojoqui Falls, CA

Distance: <1 mile round trip | Height: 80 feet | Learn more

Photo: Recursos Digitales

7. Palouse Falls, WA

Distance: <1 mile round trip | Height: 198 feet | Learn more

Photo: Mitch Pittman

8. Burney Falls, CA

Distance: 1.3 mile round trip | Height: 129 feet | Learn more

Photo: Lisa Bao

9. Racehorse Falls, WA

Distance: <1 mile round trip | Height: 140 feet | Learn more

Photo: Stephen Bellrichard

10. Upper Yosemite Falls, CA

Distance: 6-8 mile round trip | Height: 675 feet | Learn more

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen

11. Proxy Falls, OR

Distance: 1 mile round trip | Height: 226 feet | Learn more

Photo: Whitney Whitehouse

12. Franklin Falls, WA

Distance: 2 mile round trip | Height: 135 feet | Learn more

Photo: Michael Matti

13. Snoqualmie Falls, WA

Distance: <1 mile round trip | Height: 270 feet | Learn more

Photo: Beau Ramsey

14. Falls Creek Falls, WA

Distance: 4 mile round trip | Height: 220 feet | Learn more

Photo: Angela Service

15. Tumalo Falls, OR

Distance: 1 mile round trip | Height: 89 feet | Learn more

Photo: Dan Moe

16. Twin Falls, WA

Distance: 3 mile round trip | Height: 70 feet | Learn more

Photo: Michael Matti

17. Watson Falls, OR

Distance: <1 mile round trip | Height: 272 feet | Learn more

Photo: Eric Johnson

18. Wahclella Falls, OR

Distance: 2 mile round trip | Height: 65 feet | Learn more

Photo: Vic Garcia

19. Waterwheel Falls, CA

Distance: 18 mile round trip | Height: 30 feet | Learn more

Photo: Alex Souza

20. Linton Falls, OR

Distance: 4 mile round trip | Height: 615 feet | Learn more

Photo: Elliott Kramer

21. Alamere Falls, CA

Distance: 8.4 mile round trip | Height: 40 feet | Learn more

Photo: Brian Heifferon

22. Spirit Falls, WA

Distance: 1.5 mile round trip | Height: 214 feet | Learn more

Photo: Angela Service

23. Toketee Falls, OR

Distance: <1 mile round trip | Height: 85 feet | Learn more

Photo: Eric Johnson

24. Abiqua Falls, OR

Distance: 1 mile round trip | Height: 92 feet | Learn more

Photo: Whitney Whitehouse

25. Grizzly Falls, CA

Distance: 14 mile round trip | Height: 600 feet | Learn more

Photo: TJ Orton

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Published: June 8, 2015

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