Wahclella Falls

The breakneck pace of summer and autumn is fading, and Friday night when i checked Facebook, I saw an invite from one of the nature pages to go on a hike to Wahclella Falls. I marked it on my calendar and decided to go.

Finn, of course, said he was in, and we got up this morning and drove out to the gorge.

Come hike at one of my favorite waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge! The easy 2 mile, 400-foot elevation gain leg stretch to Wahclella Falls. It will be a slow-paced, family-friendly, camera-friendly saunter to one of the most beautiful grottoes anywhere in the state.

The experience lived up to the hike. Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here’s my essay.

When we finally got to the main falls, it was spectacular.

While it was only two miles round trip, and the trail was well marked, it had a lot of ups and downs. It was muddy and rocky and occasionally even steep. I was glad I wore my hiking boots.

bootsWe got back to the car just as the downpour started. The drive back home was…