About Us

Columbia Gorge

 

Welcome to the-columbia-river-gorge.com, our mission is to provide a complete resource of everything in the Columbia River Gorge.  Our site will include: restaurants, hotels, scenic vistas, things to do, places to go, waterfalls to see, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, road biking trails, alpine and cross country skiing above the gorge, Bed and Breakfasts, places of interest: everything the gorge has to offer.

We are a new site and are expanding fast.  We may not have everything you are looking for now but will soon.  Check us out on a regular basis or if you are looking for an exciting hike or trip into the gorge.

Our site is pretty special.  Our map lets you browse all points of interest in the Gorge at a glance or you can view interactive maps of individual categories like biking or hiking or even find the best hotels or coffee shops.  Have a place you think we need to add.  Drop us an email.

About the Gorge

The Columbia Gorge is up to 4,000 feet deep and stretches from the Cascade range to the outskirts of the city of Portland.  The gorge is known for having thousands of petroglyphs; Horsethief Butte has more than anyplace else in the Northwest.

The gorge has had habitation by humans for over 13,000 years. It is known that Asians crossed the land bridge at the Bering Strait and the Folsom and Marmes people were here as long as 13.000 years ago.  Archeological digs near Cililo Falls has shown evidence of 10,000 year old fishing communities.  Indian caves have also been found in the basalt cliffs along the Columbia.

Waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge

There are 45 well known waterfalls in the Gorge and 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side alone.  Multnomah is the most popular and most accessible falls in the Gorge.  The falls are a short 30 minute drive east of Portland on I-84.  The falls can be seen from the highway but a great paved walkway takes you a bridge that lets you look down on the lower falls and out at the main falls and pool below.  You can also opt for a longer hike to the top.

Here is a list of some popular waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge.

  1. Fall Creek Falls
  2. The Fall
  3. Ramona Falls
  4. Yocum Falls
  5. Little Niagara Falls
  6. Eagle Creek Upper Falls
  7. Willamette Falls
  8. Pegleg Falls
  9. Final Falls
  10. Frustration Falls
  11. Hideaway Falls
  12. Split Falls
  13. Stein Falls
  14. Vanishing Falls
  15. Middle Falls
  • Lancaster Falls
  • Loowit Falls
  • Metlako Falls
  • Punch Bowl Falls
  • Punchbowl Falls
  • Sahale Falls
  • Switchback Falls
  • Tamanawas Falls
  • Tunnel Falls
  • Umbrella Falls
  • Wachlella Falls
  • Wallalute Falls
  • Warren Creek Falls
  • Wah Gwin Gwin Falls
  • Cabin Creek Falls
  • Coopey Falls
  • Dutchman Falls
  • Eagle Creek Falls
  • Ecola Falls
  • Eloah Falls
  • Fairy Falls

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    2 Responses to About Us

    1. Steve Warnstaff

      Whatever happened to Wahclella Falls being one of the favorite waterfalls in the Gorge?

      • RobH

        Thanks for noticing that. Wachlella Falls is, for sure, one of the best in the Gorge.

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