Hiking Latourell Falls

The Columbia Gorge, bordering Oregon and Washington States, is home to more than 77 waterfalls, mostly on the Oregon side. Some are more isolated than others, but many are accessible after a moderate hike. The Latourell Falls hike is considered ‘moderate’ with an elevation gain of 635 feet to the upper falls.

Near the trail head, Mr. N and I stopped for a ‘photo op’ with the lower falls in the background. Passersby commented on how well behaved we are. I guess they don’t know Mr. N and I have a secret about that–we work for treats!!Lower Latourell FallsMom was careful going up the trail with it’s many tree roots and rocks. There were places where there were steep drop-offs, but she held my leash tightly. trail to upper Latourell Falls The trail wound around the top of the waterfall and meandered on up through the forest.

Lower Latourell FallsLogs were down in many places, often over the stream. You see I’m still not wet–what’s up with that??On a logWe finally made it to the upper fallsUpper Latourell FallsIMG_8756And I was finally able to get my furs wet!Happy Sage

22 thoughts on “Hiking Latourell Falls

  1. My first thought was “who is that dog”, can’t be Sage all clean and dry! Glad you didn’t try to go over the falls! Very pretty…will you be showing us the other 76 waterfalls?

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  2. Hello! I is Anna! Nice to meet you! Saw you off of Shawnee’s blog. Beautiful hike! Mom visited Portland and loved it! I didn’t get to go, but heard the hikes are gorgeous, which I can now see from your blog! Yay!

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