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“Beautiful, just beautiful”
Review of Wahkeena Falls

Wahkeena Falls
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful, just beautiful”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Be sure to stop at these falls. Walk across the street. Enjoy the beauty of a spectacular place. There are many falls along the Columbia River Gorge. This one is special.

Visited May 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Lovely cascading falls”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Wahkeena Falls are one among the many falls that line the Columbia River Gorge as the water tumbles from the Cascades and all the falls are unique, beautiful, and inspirational (in my opinion). Wahkeena Falls are no exception, and while I would not necessarily put them at the top of any list (they are not the highest, the most stunning, etc) they carry their own brilliance. Unlike most of the larger falls which feature a "free fall" (probably not the correct term, but its what comes to mind), Wahkeena does more of a zig-zag as is goes back and forth tumbling over the stones and boulders. The falls are also a good spot to start the hike that will take you up and around to Multnomah Falls. if that sounds like to much work, though, a small little hike up to the bridge that crosses the falls is also a nice way to go.

Visited January 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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419 reviews
268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 775 helpful votes
“Another Beautiful Waterfall in the Gorge”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Wahkeena Falls is another beautiful waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge, just a half-mile or so west of Multnomah Falls. Wahkeena is a Yakima Native American word for "most beautiful", a good description of this rather unique waterfall. You can sort of see this waterfall from the road, but to get a good view, take the quarter-mile hike up the paved trail to the nice stone bridge at the base of the falls. The total height of the waterfall is more than 200 feet, but the fall is broken into tiers and its difficult to see the entire thing at once. But that kind of adds to this waterfall's appeal. From the road, you can more less see the entire thing, but its from a distance and partially obscured by foliage. From the stone bridge, you can't see the upper portions of the falls but have good views of the lowest section. This is definitely a worthwhile stop while in the Columbia River Gorge. The waterfall is beautiful and the area is much less crowded than nearby Multnomah Falls. Photographers, in particular, will want to spend a good amount of time getting pictures from different angles.

Visited September 2013
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Israel, Jerusalem
Level 6 Contributor
269 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“another impressive fall”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

after stopping at other falls on the scenic road some can seem as just another fall but this one falls different. the water creates some kind of wide spatter and kind of steps instead of a straight fall and it is just beautiful to see. the fall is a short walk from the parking.

Visited August 2013
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Troutdale, Oregon
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great waterfall experience!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Easy to see from the car. Beautiful in summer or winter! Impressive place to see with your out of town guests, or rent a car and drive yourself. Easy access for elderly.

Visited September 2013
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