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.

Such a beautiful area! Great trail kind of rocky in some areas so don’t trip but pretty fun

The hike up to the upper falls is quite steep and can get rocky. Its pretty easy for the avid hiker but it can get a little tough for older patrons or people with knee/ankle problems. Beautiful falls at the top tho! The lower falls is a very easy paved path. Finding parking was a bear but the hike is very much worth it!

Short, easy hike. Typically a highly trafficked spot. There’s certainly better and more challenging hikes in the gorge but Latourell is beautiful and a good hike for less seasoned hikers.

Parking lot was full, had to park about .2 miles down the road. Most people stayed at the bottom of the falls so the trail was not too populated. Decent waterfall, couple of good outlooks along the trail. Very easy but nice trail.

We did this hike on mother's day. There were 4 kids, 1 teenager and 3 adults. Every one of us enjoyed this beautiful easy to moderate hike. It was a perfect day and trail for all.

Fun little 2 mile loop.

Very crowded. Beautiful scenery.

lots of fun to hang out right under the falls

Quick and easy hike with beautiful sights and sounds. Restrooms available at the trailhead and the path is well maintained/Worn. Side street parking is available/permitted once the main lot is full but the majority of folks seemed to view the falls from the bottom viewing area so the trail wasn’t very crowded despite a full lot.

Great short beautiful hike!

22 days ago

Loved this hike. Did it last summer with my 2 and 3 year old. Not many spots to sit without blocking the trail when you get to the waterfall but get creative and you’ll be able to enjoy a nice snack break.

Nice hike with cool waterfalls. Did the loop with my aunt and mom who aren't hikers and they loved it. Pro tip- there are bathrooms at the trail head and about half way through the loop before you cross over the road

This hike was great! Beautiful, shaded, and the falls were beautiful.

Such a awesome hike with a huge waterfall at the beginning and at the middle! Awesome scenery too. I went when it was drizzling so there was quiet a bit of mud, but nothing that stopped me.

Great hike!!! little crowded but it was a holiday weekend....

Loved it!! Perfect hike!

Lovely, easy and fast hike. I would suggest getting there early before it gets too crowded and starting counter clockwise seemed the best. Easy trail for dogs.

This trail is a nice challenge for beginners.

A mostly easy easy trail, only some portions are actually moderate. Primary aged kids and dogs on leashes were comfortably walking this trail.

Great trail that took about an hour and a half to walk. Second falls are best if you walk the trail clock wise from the parking lot.

This is an amazing experience for anyone who appreciates nature. Both of Latourell's falls are some of the most inspiring waterfalls you will ever see, falling over 100 feet from a volcanic rock wall into a relaxed stream with a bridge. Very great spot for pics. Upper falls are an uphill climb the entire way, but only a mile to the rewarding up close views. Then a scenic loop back descending through the woods. Under an hour total hike time. Two incredible waterfalls you will be happy to have witnessed!

This was my second hike and it makes me want to go back for more! At first it was a bit challenging as it’s all up hill. But then it evens out fairly well and of course you go down hill after that.

You come to a point where there is a tree bridge (where a tree has fallen across the water). You can go right on the trail to cross the “bridge” or go left. Go left!!! There is an AMAZING second waterfall. So worth the extra mile or so.

My tracker says this hike with the trail to the left was 3.6 miles. It took maybe 1.5 hours total. So worth it! We’re slow and take our time.

Oh! And we ended up on the main road and we were confused. Cross that road and go down that trail into the park and follow the path to the right. It takes you back to the base of the first waterfall and to your car.

Love the upper fall. Beautiful. A gem by the city.

Incredible. Every time I go it gets better and better. First half of the trail is challenging. My tracker said I walked a total of 3.5 miles, including the upper falls area. Instead of crossing the tree bridge, continue straight to see an entirely different (equally as beautiful) waterfall about another mile in.

Did the full 2 mike loop for he Upper and lower falls. The lower falls are much more impressive for photos but also very crowded.

Hiked on March 5th. Great views of the upper and lower waterfalls. Multnomah falls and others were closed due to the fires, but this was a great hike to take its place. The fall can be viewed from the parking lot, so its easily accessed if you are looking for something easier than a hike.

We went over spring break. Water has a way of calling to me. The sounds, the colors, the mist... Beautiful!

Hiked this today. Go early because it does get crowded. I started around 9:30am and by the time I got back the parking lot and surrounding areas were full. Some muddy spots, so some area are slippery. Beautiful hike! Once you hit the upper Falls the mist will cool you off.

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