With some of the best waterfall hikes in the Pacific Northwest less than an hour from town, Portland residents and visitors don’t have to travel far to get close to nature. If you want to chase waterfalls in Portland, Oregon. Start here.
Toketee Falls - OregonToketee Falls is arguably Oregon’s best known waterfall and is perhaps even more famous than the aforementioned Tumalo Falls. Toketee – which is a Chinook word that means graceful – can be found close to Highway 138 near Toketee Lake. The hike to the best viewpoint of the falls is just a third of a mile and due to the way the water falls, Toketee Falls is a truly spectacular sight at any time of the year.
One of the most incredible hidden gems in Oregon is tucked away in the Columbia River Gorge. This amazing 1-mile hike will lead you through a breathtaking moss-covered canyon all the way to a majestic, secluded Oneonta Falls.
See the best of Oregon on this awesome day trip to Toketee Falls and Umpqua Hot Springs. Located near Crater Lake National Park, just South of Bend this may be Oregon's most beautiful waterfalls. The hot springs are so relaxing!
Opal Creek in Oregon Visiting Opal Creek is a must for anyone who enjoys exploring rugged and wild forest. Named after the wife of an early Forest Service ranger, Roy Elliot, Opal Creek is home to eight hiking trails, which take in sights such as five lakes and no fewer than 50 waterfalls. The 20,746-acre site is best visited between April and October and those who want to experience the wilderness up close and personal can even camp overnight at the site too.