Best waterfall trails in Cascade Locks, Oregon

3,991 Reviews
Explore the most popular waterfall trails near Cascade Locks with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of waterfall trails in Cascade Locks, Oregon
Top trails (19)
#1 - Dry Creek Falls via PCT
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1038)
Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
This is a nice, well marked, easy to follow trail, great for beginners with Dry Creek Falls as a big reward at the end. Hikers comment that they love cooling off in the pool next to the waterfall which is also a perfect picnic spot. It's shady and quiet with a few fallen trees to navigate around. Show more
#2 - Mount Defiance Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(424)
Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 8 h 25 m
Hike to the highest point of the Columbia Gorge with amazing views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St Helens, and Mt. Adams Many consider this hike Oregon's hardest trail. As you climb this six million year old shield volcano, you will find breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St Helens. While the top is marred by a bunch of communication equipment, you will still find one of the best views of Mt Hood.Show more
#3 - Wahclella Falls Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(555)
Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 55 m
#4 - Eagle Creek Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(368)
Length: 25.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
An amazing gorge hike with several beautiful waterfalls, including one you can walk behind. This trail begins at Eagle Creek Campground and ends at Wahtum Lake. This is a nice out and back hike with great scenery of waterfalls, ferns, and rocky outcroppings. It's quite popular with easy vehicle access at the trailhead, so plan to see a lot of other hikers and is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. This hike is not far from Portland and is best in the spring or early summer to really appreciate the beautiful waterfalls.Show more
#5 - Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(332)
Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
For updates, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/crgnsa/recreation#conditions. Spectacular path passing many waterfalls, winding through old-growth forests, and along the edges of cliffs. Mild falling hazard in spots, keep the kids and dogs close, but it is family friendly. Some of the ledges have been blasted and offer great views of the canyon below.Show more
#6 - Elowah and Upper McCord Creek Falls Trail
John B Yeon State Scenic Corridor
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(233)
Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
For updated information, please review the website. https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=114Show more
#7 - Horsetail Falls and Ponytail Falls
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(245)
Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 21 m
#8 - Cabin Creek & Hole-in-the Wall Falls via Starvation Creek Trail
Starvation Creek State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(178)
Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 52 m
Nice trail and a heck of a work out! There are some nice views along the way to the top. As you’ve read from other reviews the top is developed, but you still get that sense of accomplishment when you finally get there. Right now the mountain is icy/snowy up top. You can do the hike with regular hiking boots, but use caution as it is slick coming down. Dress warm! The wind is no joke up there and it definitely cuts through clothes.Show more
#9 - Lower Starvation Loop
Starvation Creek State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(57)
Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Note: Starvation Ridge Cut-off trail #1414B, managed by Oregon State Parks, is closed due to a washout on the trail. Starvation Ridge Trail 414 is still accessible via Mt. Defiance Trail #413, but this route can currently only be done as an out and back. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/crgnsa/recarea/?recid=29984#:~:text=Starvation%20Ridge%20Cut%2Doff%20trail,Defiance%20Trail%20%23413.&text=This%20is%20a%20difficult%20and,feet%20in%20just%204%20miles. Paved access to trailhead from parking lot Steep climb to Starvation Ridge trail Viewpoint between Cabin Creek and Warren Creek Two creek crossings (no bridge): Cabin Creek and Warren Creek Short spur off to Lancaster Falls Hole-in-the-Wall Falls at junction with Historic HighwayShow more
#10 - Eagle Creek to Benson Plateau Loop
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(9)
Length: 14.8 mi • Est. 9 h 30 m
Please note: as of September 2020, the Eagle Creek and surrounding area remains closed due to increased mudslide risk from past fire damage. For updates: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/crgnsa/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=29912&actid=50Show more
Showing results 1 - 10 of 19