My name is Shirin and I am an Iranian American living in the Pacific Northwest. Welcome to my journal where I share my travels throughout the PNW and beyond!
You will find travel itineraries, PNW bucket list hikes, and PNW weekend getaways, road trip ideas, and more! My aim is provide travel options for the working professional living in the Pacific Northwest to take advantage of your free time and get out in this big wide world!
April 17, 2022
Did you know the Pacific Northwest has the most waterfalls in the entire country and Oregon is home to over 1,600 of them? For that reason, you can find some of the greatest waterfall hikes in the Greater Portland area. When I am close to a waterfall I feel so vulnerable. All of my senses become tuned to the gushing water, the mossy rocks, the mist of the water, and the roaring gushing sound. I am in constant awe of how our planet Earth can create such beauty. The Pacific Northwest is indeed inspirational for those seeking waterfalls and luscious green moss rocks and trees! If you are looking for waterfalls, than Oregon is for you!
One thing to note regarding the “greater Portland area” is that many hiking areas on the Washington side of the Gorge are included. Hamilton Mountain, Table Mountain, Dog Mountain, Catherine Creek and Coyote Wall are often written in blogs and some of those are also noted here as they are just outside of Hood River with a bridge and the Columbia River dividing the section.
In this blog, I’ll show you some of my favorite waterfall hikes in the greater Portland area. I will include those on the Washington gorge side as well across Hood River.
There are many other waterfall hikes, but this is enough to get you started! Do you have any waterfall hikes that should be mentioned?
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