Explore Latourell Falls

2.4 Miles Round Trip - 520 ft gain - Loop Trail

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Take a short walk to the base of the falls, where there is a small pool, so you can get up very close. If you want to stretch your legs, take the 2.4 mile loop to the top of Latourell Falls.

Latourell Falls is a beautiful and unique waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. This amazing waterfall is just a few hundred yards from the road and parking lot. Once you park, there is a viewpoint for the falls that is straight ahead.

The view from there isn't that great compared to what you will find if you take the short trail that starts near the bridge and goes to the base of the falls. The trail is really short, only a few hundred yards. You can do some exploring once you reach the falls and go behind the falls if you wish. Latourell Falls has an unusually small pool that it drops into so you can actually walk right up to the edge of the falls for an epic photo op. Be warned though, you will get soaked.

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2.4 Miles
520 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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One of my favorite in the gorge!

I absolutely love Latourell Falls - between its easy access, the numerous vantage points, and the colorful moss-covered basalt columns that it flows over, it's easily one of my favorite falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Only downside is that because it is so easily accessed (it's right off I-84 and only 500 feet from the parking lot) it can get very crowded on weekends.

Awesome!

Bring a wide angle lens to get shots that encompass the entire waterfalls!

Just like all the other falls along the historic highway, this place was gorgeous! We didn't get a chance to spend to much time here to hike all the trails around it, but we did notice that there is a way for you to hike all the way up to the top if you have time! Bonus about the falls: It's much less busy than multnomah and some of the others along the falls and just as beautiful, come check out this one if you'd like a chance to get super close to the falls without having to fight for space for a good photo.