Tamanawas Falls Trail

MODERATE 184 reviews
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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 rated as moderate. 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

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.

snowshoeing
2 hours ago

This hike is amazing for snowshoeing! I look forward to do it again this year when winter comes around again.

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6 days ago

This hike is absolutely gorgeous! The climb is not too steep and you'll see tons of little critters around. When I took the hike back in July there was a rock slide and the rocks had blocked the trail, but it was a fun adventure climbing up and around to get back to the trail to reach the falls. Upon reaching the falls, it is so serene and peaceful. It is a great spot even for a picnic and there are wood logs to sit on. The squirrels down by the waterfall run the place and are super friendly. It's quite an amazing oasis!

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17 days ago

This hike till this day is one of my favorites no matter how short it was absolutely stunning and the scenery makes you feel as if your in a movie!!! Check out my pics and you will understand

hiking
18 days ago

seeing the falls was amazing, but climbing up behind it was even better! the climb to the cave behind the falls was a little scary because it’s so wet and there’s not a trail, just a bunch of rocks. just be sure to go slow and to always have a hold on one of the rocks. the rockslide before the falls is an obstacle but totally doable, again, just go slow and always have something to hold on to!

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1 month ago

Great trail. The falls are totally worth the hike. Enjoyed scrambling over the landslide.

easy trail the reward is lovely at the end. Rock fall wasn't so bad for us to get over.

1 month ago

Perfect short hike with a giant payoff!

hiking
1 month ago

I guess I'm a 60-something wimp who needs to put "125 Hours" out of mind and try the darn rock scramble. I just got the ntimidated today became it was hard to get myself and my hiking poles up and over. I knew the falls were close, but I guess the scramble scrambled my nerve. Others seemed blasé about it. Maybe their bones are younger. The hike up to the slide features cool breeze and sounds from the river, and is easy to follow. It's not a trail for solitude, but it's not the Disney feel of some of the close to Portland big draws.

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1 month ago