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Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Bonneville, Multnomah County
Stream: Tanner Creek
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Height: ~130 ft.
Access:   hike   dog  
Distance: 2.0 miles (RT)
Elevation: 50 ft. (+300 ft.)
Season: Mar-Oct
Form:   tiered
Lat/Long:45.61785, -121.95111
Directions:In I-84 east of Portland, take Exit 40 at Bonneville Dam. Drive south to the parking area for Tanner Creek Trail (Wahclella Falls).

Wahclella Falls is one of the most awesome and striking waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, crashing in two tiers through a narrow channel (50 ft. and 80 ft.). Even in late summer, Tanner Creek has a lot of flow and the falls is still impressive.

The trail is fairly easy as it climbs up along Tanner Creek to the falls, gradually climbing 300 ft. over a mile. The trail splits before it gets to the falls. You can take either fork, but if you go down to the right, it is a bit easier.

In the spring, you can see East Fork Falls as it drops between the two tiers of Wahclella Falls. You can see this if you find a vantage point up high on the right (west) side of the creek. It really adds a remarkable element to Wahclella Falls.

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