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Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Multnomah County
Stream: Wahkeena Creek
Alternate Names:

Height: 242 ft.
Access:   car   dog  
Distance: n/a
Elevation: 100 ft.
Season: year-round
Difficulty: easy
Form:  tiered
Lat/Long:45.57359, -122.12697
Directions:Along I-84, take exit 31 at the signed turnoff for Multnomah Falls (31 miles east of Portland). Drive 0.7 miles west of Multnomah Falls on the Columbia Gorge Scenic Hwy to the signed turnoff for Wahkeena Falls.

Wahkeena means "most beautiful" in Yakama Indian. Wahkeena Falls tumbles 242 ft. down a mountain side. There is a short half-mile hike from the road up to a closer vantage point on a bridge crossing Wahkeena Creek. You will get so close to the falls here, you will get wet for sure. There is usually so much spray here, it is difficult, if not impossible, to photograph the waterfall (especially in the wet season). If you continue climbing up the steep Wahkeena Trail, you will come to Necktie Falls and Fairy Falls (about 1 mile past Wahkeena Falls).

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Multnomah Falls 0.61 miles
Dutchman Falls 0.97 miles
Ecola Falls 1.03 miles
Weisendanger Falls 1.04 miles
Upper Coopey Falls 2.09 miles
Coopey Falls 2.15 miles
Triple Falls 2.93 miles
Oneonta Falls 2.95 miles
Middle Oneonta Falls 3.00 miles
Lower Oneonta Falls 3.01 miles
Upper Bridal Veil Falls 3.05 miles
Bridal Veil Falls 3.11 miles
Ponytail Falls 3.29 miles
Horsetail Falls 3.29 miles
Shepperds Dell Falls 4.05 miles
Latourell Falls 5.48 miles
Upper Latourell Falls 5.82 miles
Elowah Falls 7.51 miles
Upper McCord Creek Falls 7.55 miles
Wahclella Falls 9.83 miles
Munra Falls 9.95 miles
Upper Munra Falls 10.43 miles
Lower Ruckel Creek Falls 12.11 miles
Metlako Falls 12.73 miles
Lower Punch Bowl Falls 12.75 miles
Punch Bowl Falls 12.75 miles
Loowit Falls 13.05 miles
Skoonichuk Falls 13.27 miles
Tenas Falls 13.34 miles
Tunnel Falls 14.50 miles
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