Wahclella Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.9 miElevation gain223 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeMuddyRockySnow
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A NW forest pass is needed or $5 for fee.

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Julie Edwards
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It was mostly great but there were so many people that you had to do the "stand to the side" dance a lot on this narrow trail. Only 2 miles but it took a long time due to crowds. We went Wednesday 3/3/21. Two short spots on the trail are up high and very narrow with not much to hang on to. The gorgeous views of waterfalls all along the way make it worthwhile. Even on a weekday, go before 10 a.m. There is still quite a bit of snow and some slick, muddy spots. Hiking boots are highly recommended.

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Andrea Joy
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Amazing place!

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Gilberto Cabrera
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great uphill hike!

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Lorena Torres
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Very light detour hike. It was nice and peaceful definitely recommend for all hiker types there’s some sketchy spots but not too bad. Multiple nice views and bridges to see and mini waterfalls along the way!

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Kate Ketcham
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Nicole Nikolas
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Need the Northwest forest pass to park or pay a fee. Got to the lot at 8:30 this morning and there was only one other car. The trail did have some snow in spots and there were a couple washed out areas that made it very narrow but other than that it was a beautiful hike and there was not a single person around me until I got back to the parking lot. The lot is really small so make sure to get here early. 

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Mary Hearing
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Beautiful! Snow in some areas, Brought poles and was grateful for them. However it is completely manageable without any. Took a couple detours off the main trail for some beautiful views. Took those nice and slow. Lots of people/limited parking. Get there early!

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Jami Kenny
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HikingMuddySnow

Still some snow on parts of the trail, but definitely doable if you have good traction. Really short but pretty hike, especially the second half out to the falls!

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Vivian Eccleston
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HikingFeeGreat!MuddySnow

A fun, beautiful, and slick time! I brought my 4 kids (10,8,7,3) and we had a blast! My 3 year old was in the pack the whole time, make sure your kids have sure footing! Lots of people, snow and slick mud in a few spots but totally doable in hiking boots. Gorgeous falls, and a fun day hike!

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Never_Stop_Exploring .
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Still some snow fall on the trail plus a ton of land slides making the trail a bit more difficult than usual. The waterfall at the end still totally worth the journey

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Dee Cox
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Slippery in only a few spots. Hiking boots only. Loved it as usual!

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Kimberly W
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HikingFee

One of my favorite short hikes. Such a beautiful spot! When we went there was still Los of snow on the ground and a lot of areas with standing water or running rivlets. A few areas with recent rock and mudslides. Still worth it!

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Erin McConville
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HikingMuddySnow

Beautiful falls! There was still a bit of snow on the trail and a handful of icy spots. I brought my Yaktrax and poles but only ended up using my poles. They were very helpful, especially in a few thin spots! There were quite a few wet puddles to walk though too

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C. Baker
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HikingIcySnow

I did this Saturday morning. At that time the trail had a good amount of snow on it. The 1st 1/8 mile, which is more like a road, was plowed. I probably wouldn’t have done the hike if I didn’t have my Yaktraxs with me. I would definitely recommend some sort of extra traction as it’s slick in some spots and there’s not much room for error in the steep ravine. However, I did see people doing it in just shoes and boots. I also post holed through the snow a few times near the waterfall.

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Natalie Ramirez
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It says easy but with the snow storm that recently hit the new route is wayyyy longer and dangerous. Super icy and slipper after the over floor disappears you will need shoes made for the snow or have spikes. Would not recommend with pets or kids for now until the snow melts or they clear the actual path and not the one made by people trying to get to the fall

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Leah Pinacho
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Trail got a large amount of snowfall. First 1/4 mile or so was plowed, so I didn’t bring my snowshoes and I regretted it a bit. Lots of little falls created by the melting snow made the entire hike beautiful. Turns into a lollipop loop in the last stretch. I appeared to be the first person to take the upper path to the falls (it was visible as a path because someone had taken it back from the falls) and the snow was not packed down in this section. I sunk in to my knees several times and it made for a challenging hike. The lower tract was in much better shape and significantly easier. I would not recommend taking the upper path to or from the falls without snowshoes. The falls were amazing and worth the hike.

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Roxsee Huff
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need snow shoes. did not make it to the end because snow is too deep

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Monica Morales
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Angela Noon
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The start of the trail is wide and flat. After Munra falls the trail is narrow and follows a very steep cliff that ends in the river. We tried this trail as it is listed as kid friendly. My kids are 7 and (almost) 3. This was not a trail for the 3 year old. We made it half way then turned around as he wanted to walk on his own but the drop off was too much for that. My 7 year old was doing fine but as I was hiking with them alone it was not safe. So if you plan to hike this with younger kids, put them in a carrier, plan to hold hands, or find a safer hike.

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Jd Staley
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Matthew O'Brien
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