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Tamanawas Falls

3.8 miles round trip
500 feet elevation gain
Open late April through November

The Northwest Indians believed everyone has a tamanawas—a friendly guardian spirit. Tamanawas Falls seems as though it might be Mt. Hood’s guardian, an inspiring 100-foot curtain of white water in a green canyon at the mountain’s eastern base.

The path to the falls is a delight, with scenic footbridges and lots of access to mossy-banked Cold Spring Creek. There’s even a pack of cute golden-mantled ground squirrels at the waterfall viewpoint for extra entertainment.

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