Guy Webster Talbot and his family used this property as a summer estate until 1929 when they donated it to the state. Today, it's a beautiful picnic park. A modern picnic shelter is available for rent (and is reservable).While the park is terrific for a group or family picnic, the park is often uncrowded even on the best days because of its seclusion. A gently sloping grassy hill dotted with Port Orford cedars, Douglas firs, alders and maples invites frisbee tossing and quiet relaxation. The tiny town of Latourell (pop. 12) borders the north side of the park. Homeowners ask that visitors please respect their privacy. A trail underneath the Historic Columbia River Highway bridge leads directly to Latourelle Falls (250' tall), only a few minutes away by foot.

This trail is easy and well maintained. I went hiking here with my puppy last weekend. This was my puppy's first waterfall hike and he loved it.

Nice quick loop with very few people, despite how busy the base of the falls were. The upper falls is worth the hike. Saw a banana slug on the trail and had fun watching for other critters.

Awesome hike! Both falls were very cool and the upper falls were definitely worth the hike. Not as steep as Multnomah but the trail was a bit more rugged.

Cool hike with nice lush trail. There is a lower and upper falls. There is a good climb in the beginning but worth going to the upper falls.

3 months ago

Warm day, but well shaded. Moderate traffic but not crammed. Waterfalls still gorgeous, trails are very dry obviously. Always a favorite hike with the kids.

This was my first time on this trail, I brought my 6 year old with me. the trail was easy to follow, very beautiful, and not terribly crowded. We stopped a lot to take in the views, climb a little higher, and play around the falls.

Beautiful hike on a Sunday. Crowded at the lower viewing area. Hike to the back falls had a handful of people. Would def go again, maybe not the weekend of the eclipse.