Top Ten Northwest Waterfalls
Top Ten Northwest Waterfalls
We are proud to be located in beautiful Springfield, Oregon. As summer winds down we want to give you one last chance to experience the beauty of the season in the Pacific Northwest. For our “splash” theme this week in the Save Summer campaign, we rounded up ten of our favorite Northwest waterfalls you can visit in the region we call home.
Top Ten Waterfalls to Visit in the Pacific Northwest:
Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
This iconic fall just outside of Portland is a popular destination for families and tourists. It falls from an impressive 611 feet high.
Jordan Creek Falls, Skagit County, Washington. One of the biggest Northwest waterfalls, Jordan Creek is one of the many waterfalls from the Cascade Range in Washington State. Not only is it nearly 600 feet high, it also spans 120 feet across.
Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho. These falls on the Snake River are Idaho’s shining jewel. With many outdoor recreational facilities in the area, Shoshone Falls would be a great trip to consider.
Bridal Veil Falls, Chilliwack, British Columbia. Ninety minutes east of Vancouver, B.C., it is an easy day trip with a short loop trail to the top of the waterfall.
Wallace Falls, Highway 2, Washington. Wallace Falls can be a moderate to strenuous hike, but the stunning waterfall view set in the lush Cascade valley makes the trip worthwhile.
Twin Falls, North Bend, Washington. This moderate, three mile hike has multiple view points for the falls, which are breathtaking in the early summer as the mountain snow begins to melt and the Snoqualmie river is running high. Only thirty minutes from Seattle, this is a great hike for families and a great way to experience the Seattle area.
Silver Falls, Highway 214, Oregon. About half an hour outside of Salem, Oregon, these falls rest in the largest state park in Oregon. A wide range of outdoor activities, including camping and horse trails, are available nearby.
Drift Creek Falls, Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon. Drift Creek is a roaring 75 foot free falling waterfall. The trail features a fantastic 240 foot long cable suspension bridge, making it a highlight of the hiking adventure. Located in the Coastal Range near Lincoln City, this easy hike is a pleasant diversion from the beach, should you ever need one.
Palouse Falls, Tri-Cities, Washington. One of the best things to see in Eastern Washington is the majestic Palouse Falls. There are trails for hikers at all levels within the state park here.
Abiqua Falls, Marion County, Oregon. Near the rustic town of Scott Mills, Oregon, this Waterfall pours gracefully into a slow flowing Mollala River, set on the background of a basalt amphitheater. While the land is privately owned, access to the falls has been granted to the public.
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