A Visit to Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls

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The world-class waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge are always worth visiting.

On a cloudy, drizzly mid-winter’s day, I drove to the western end of the Gorge.

Latourell Waterfall

My first stop was Latourell Falls. It’s 279 feet tall with a classic plunge over the lip of a cliff. It drops into a rocky pool at the bottom of a deep canyon.

The next stop was Horsetail Falls. It’s a a 176 feet tall shaped like an elongated hourglass. It plunges into a clear pool next to the Historic Columbia River Highway.

I’m always amazed at the abundance of outdoor beauty that exists close to Portland.

Crown Point

Horsetail Falls

Old Columbia River Highway from Crown Point

Horsetail Falls


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  1. Your photos do it justice.

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