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Tamanawas Falls Trail

MODERATE 982 reviews
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Tamanawas Falls Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Hood Parkdale, 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: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 597 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

forest

river

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waterfall

wild flowers

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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.

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snow
7 days ago

10 days ago

this trail is absolutely magical after it snows. it wasnt difficult at all but it was a bit slippery here and there after it snowed. there was a small trail already formed by previous hikers and it's best to go early in the day to beat the crowd. when we started to leave around noon that's when we were running into more people who were starting the trail.

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snow
13 days ago

Went out in perfect blue sky weather with a couple feet of powder on the ground. I thought we might need snowshoes but there was a narrow packed path and boots worked perfectly. The waterfall was icy and gorgeous, what a magical hike! Nature’s beauty was a bit hindered for me by all the people and their dogs. I kept having to pause and let people pass and I like dogs but there were pee spots on the trail everywhere, which was gross and distracting. Also, not a lot of parking, you may have issues finding a spot in the high season- go in the morning.

hiking
snow
13 days ago

Went out in perfect blue sky weather with a couple feet of powder on the ground. I thought we might need snowshoes but there was a narrow packed path and boots worked perfectly. The waterfall was icy and gorgeous, what a magical hike! Nature’s beauty was a bit hindered for me by all the people and their dogs. I kept having to pause and let people pass and I like dogs but there were pee spots on the trail everywhere, which was gross and distracting. Also, not a lot of parking, you may have issues finding a spot in the high season- go in the morning.

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snow
13 days ago

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rocky
24 days ago

great trails! really easy, really beautiful basically the whole way to the falls. went on a monday morning and had the trail to myself which made it even better!

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28 days ago

Short hike, but so interesting! Hiking along the creek, there are all these little mini-falls and pretty areas. Lots of mushrooms and fungus, mossy and interesting root formations. Lots of families and dogs on the trail, but it wasnt too crowded.

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1 month ago

There wasn’t snow for us, but we did this in late Sept. It poured down rain the entire time we were here, but it was still very enjoyable. Well worth it to get to the falls at the end. Took both our pups & they had no problem on it!

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snow
1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

So cool to see this time of year, easy to find and absolutely GORGEOUS the falls are covered in ice it was so pretty!! starting to get icy On the trail so wear good shoes so you dont slip! Kinda crowded but was easy enough to do with 2 big dogs, highly recommend!!!!

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1 month ago

the falls is already icy! amazing.

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rocky
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great Sunday hike with kids - 3.7miles round trip - still busy in October!

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Had this trail basically to ourselves on an early Saturday evening in late May. We weren’t planning to go on a hike when we got into Mt. Hood NF that day, but decided to pull over and see what this one had to offer and wow, were we rewarded? Climbed up the slippery rocks to walk behind the falls. Stunning!

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rocky
1 month ago

The only downside was highway noise for the first 15 minutes.

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scramble
2 months ago

Such a beautiful hike! Was a little crowded but didn't bother us at all. The Fall was beautiful

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muddy
2 months ago

Great trail for an easy quick hike to an amazing waterfall. Follows a nice creek most of the way and has some great rock features.

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