Tamanawas Falls Trail

MODERATE 1027 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

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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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.

hiking
4 hours ago

Great hike, parking lot was very busy mid-day but we managed to wait for a spot. Crampons are really useful in spots but it’s all packed snow, not too icy. Beautiful winter hiking.

6 hours ago

Awesome!! Practical tips: Shoes spikes recommended, Restroom was locked, and traffic going into on 26, traffic lines at 8am well after Sandy. Go early as possible.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hike. Busy on the weekend

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snow
9 days ago

Excellent hike, waterfall is flowing well. Extremely slippery with 3”+ of fresh snow on top of hard packed snow/ice. We had the trail to ourselves and took it very slow with children. Easy to slip off the trails edge to a decent fall if not careful. We didn’t have crampons but I wouldn’t do it again without them. Enjoy safely! It’s one of the better short hikes out there! Took us 2.75 hrs out and back.

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snow
14 days ago

The trail is hard packed snow with a slippery surface, so be sure to have spikes or at least good traction hiking boots. Lots of people on Saturday, but we did have stretches of trail to ourselves as well. Definitely recommend driving out the Gorge and through Hood River if you’re coming from the city to avoid ski traffic, we easily saved 30-45 minutes taking that route. The waterfall is flowing well!

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snow
15 days ago

Beautiful hike. The snow pack can be a little slippery if you don't have spikes, but if you take it slow you will be fine. As we reached the falls it really started snowing which made the view of the falls breathe taking, a wonderful intro hike into winter/snow hiking.

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icy
snow
15 days ago

The trail was beautiful but in areas it’s very icy. Specifically the very end at the Boulder scramble. Crampons are highly recommended for this trail.

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16 days ago

We loved it!!!! The scenery was amazing! Totally recommend the shoe spikes!

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muddy
17 days ago

Super fun hike, pretty, wooded, icy, muddy, quite a few people and dogs. Take your spikes and be prepared to pack your puppers poop all the way home, there is no garbage can.

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snow
20 days ago

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blowdown
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snow
20 days ago

Great trail with spikes. Saw some people without them. Definitely recommend having them.

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icy
snow
21 days ago

Hike is fairly easy, but can be very icy in places. We did it without spikes, but agree they would have been helpful in some places. So beautiful with the water, snow and ice.

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icy
21 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

This video made me laugh the entire time I was making it- the memory of slipping and sliding down the trail. It was a great day for a winter hike indeed. The sky had just the right amount of cloud coverage and no liquid sunshine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yq00f5u9po >>> If you enjoy this video subscribe to my channel by clicking this link- support local! >>> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSY22_bLxgqs3_nX1OgWEA?view_as=subscriber Thanks!

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snow
22 days ago

Great trail. Pretty easy, besides the technical parts with ice. I did it without spikes/poles, but they would’ve helped tremendously.

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snow
24 days ago

Gorgeous trail and waterfall. Was icy. Should have brought spikes.

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