A Visit to Two Large Waterfalls Near Portland


About 30 miles from Portland are two easily accessible magnificent waterfalls.

On a 2 1/2 mile hike you can visit both 249-foot Latourell Falls and 100-foot Upper Latourell Falls.

Ferns, new leaves on the maple trees, devil’s club, salal – – – everything seemed to be the bright green of new growth.

Wildflowers were blooming along the trail.

The upper waterfall twists and then shoots a broad plume into the pool below.

The lower waterfall plunges off a lip of basalt into a rocky basin below.

Two for the price of one. You can’t beat that.

My Favorite Model next to an old-growth Doug Fir

My Favorite Model next to an old-growth Doug Fir

Larkspur

Larkspur

Your Humble Scribe

Your Humble Scribe

Latourell Falls

Latourell Falls

Cow Parsnip

Cow Parsnip

Lots of greenery along the trail

Lots of greenery along the trail

Banana Slug enjoying a snack

Banana Slug enjoying a snack

Latourell Creek between the two waterfalls

Latourell Creek between the two waterfalls

Waterleaf

Waterleaf

Salmonberry

Salmonberry

 

 

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2 comments

  1. always beautiful!!!

    • Thanks for the kind words. Latourell Falls is a great place to take visitors to the Portland area. It’s close, a short hike and has the two spectacular waterfalls.

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