Latourell Falls


2.3-mile loop

600 feet elevation gain

Open all year

Closest to Portland of the Columbia Gorge’s great waterfalls, Lower Latourell Falls plunges 249 feet over the lip of an eroded lava flow. An easy 2.3-mile loop trail climbs to the top of the falls, continues to a secluded, 100-foot upper falls, and returns by way of a picnic area.

From Portland take …

Start on the broad paved path leading …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.