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Waterfalls lovers, Oregon and especially the Columbia River Gorge are the place to go. Falls compete with beauty. For most the access is easy, but some require a little more effort. These efforts are amply rewarded.
The Columbia River Gorge stretches from East to West over 80 miles and ends in Portland. This gorge is bordered by the Interstate highway 84. But it would be a shame to be satisfied with this road to visit the gorges. The Historic Columbia River Highway 30 is the one that loosens all waterfalls. It is absolutely necessary to go through this road to explore the gorges.
It was one of our regrets in 2012 : did not dare to cross this game of Mikado that blocks the entrance to the gorge. In 2015, we dared ! Entry is indeed cluttered with a pile of logs that are here after several storms. You really have to climb being careful not to slip. Once past this obstacle, just follow the river. The walk is about 0.4 mile one way. Depending on the season, the water level varies. But there is a portion just before the waterfall, where you will have water at least to the navel / torso. And water is not hot! Nevertheless, the effort is greatly rewarded. The gorge is beautiful: narrow, with high walls covered with green moss. Some tree trunks punctuate the walk and give a jurassic aspect to this gorge. Only downside : the site is extremely popular, especially in summer and on weekends because it's a refreshing break for many in Portland. To avoid the crowds, it is essential to be here as early as possible in the morning ie before 9:00 am.
Access : take exit 35 on I84 and follow Historic Columbia River Highway (highway 30) for 2 miles.
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Bridal Veil Falls
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