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Best trails in Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area

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Explore the most popular trails in Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

In 1915, a local dairy farmer named George Shepperd gave all that he had (this tract of land) to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. Today, thousands of visitors along the Historic Columbia River Highway visit this beautiful spot, with its roaring waterfall cascading down steep cliffs into Youngs Creek and out to the Columbia River far below. The upper fall is around 42' tall. The lower tier is around 50' tall. One of the most beautiful and historic highway bridges crosses the canyon here, but you can�t see or appreciated it unless you leave your car and take the short trail to the falls.

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Map of trails in Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area
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800-551-6949.
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Bridal Veil Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 15 m
Park is CLOSED due to the Eagle Creek Fire as of June 2020. Show more
#2 - Shepperds Dell Falls [CLOSED]
Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area
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Length: 0.1 mi • Est. 3 m
Note: Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area is CLOSED due to the Eagle Creek Fire.Show more