Tamanawas Falls Trail

EASY 129 reviews
#5 of 135 trails in

Tamanawas Falls Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

A short hike into the waterfall. The falls itself is a large falls with a large dry cave behind the falls. Rocks can be very slippery when wet so make sure to watch your step. The dry cave makes for a great finish to the hike and a great place to eat your lunch.

1 day ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Good beautiful easy trail. Hike with caution with dogs and kids. There are some steep trail side drop offs and some wet rock climbing if you go up under the falls. Rock slide looks harder to traverse than it is.

hiking
21 days ago

loved this trail and the gorgeous waterfall it's fairly easy hike minus the scrambling over boulders (which looks like it happened fairly recently)

22 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

24 days ago

awesome hike!!

hiking
29 days ago

Great trail! Nice, easy walk. Great for the dog!

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful trail that follows a gorgeous river up to a waterfall. Beware there was a landslide so you'll have to climb over some rocks but it is definitely worth it for the final view of the waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Fall of 2016. What a beautiful surprise. Had to climb over debris from the slide.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous but deadly without proper gear during winters. As of April this trail is a suicide march of slick ice and packed snow unless you've got serious snow shoes and ice spikes. Some parts have no traction. Surprised how many parents bring their children here with sneakers. It was a blast.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful! Refreshing. Wonderful even on a cold snowy winter day.

4 months ago

Did this trail in February snowshoeing. It was a fairly easy trail with a great view. The trail did get narrow at certain parts and on a weekend was relatively busy but definitely worth it! Have to try it in the summer now

snowshoeing
4 months ago

The trailhead-
Easy to find off of the road. Parking has never been an issue for me. If you're snowshoeing, there's park benches to sit at to gear up. I usually recommend waiting until you cross the bridge (100 ft away) to strap in.

The trail-
Summer time this trail is a breeze. The boulder park is breath taking and immediately transports me back to Colorado. The winter time, that boulder park is covered in snow. You'd almost not even know it's there until you make your ascent out of it. This is the trickiest part on the trail. I recommend leaving kids at home for snowshoeing adventures on this one, but summer time it's doable.

Note- if you are snowshoeing, get cramp-ons. They will make such a difference. If you're coming from Portland, there's a place in Hood River called 2nd Hand Sports that has them and avoids you the freakishly long lines at REI or Next Adventure. Also much cheaper.

Overall-
One of my favorite waterfall hikes around Hood. Worth doing both in winter and summer.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

We decided to go on a snowshoe hike and we decided this was going to be the one. Every turn, every step was just pure delight. So much awesomeness to see. So beautiful and magical. Especially at the end when you reach the waterfall. Would definitely go back. It will be hard to beat this snowshoe hike!