Waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge – Travel Portland
Have you ever been to places of such natural beauty, that all you could say is ” Wow, this planet is amazing!” ? Here’s one of those places, and a post perfect for a hot summer day – some breathtaking waterfalls we hiked along the Columbia River Gorge!
The gorge is a majestic place where mountains and river come together to form such amazing views, with so many waterfall hikes, moss covered trees and rocks, and old stone bridges. We found a great website – Friends of The Columbia Gorge, which has great info to help us plan which hikes to go to. The 3 hikes we did were all lovely – Horsetail Falls Loop, which has 3 waterfalls and one of which you can walk behind! Latourell Falls Loop, and of course the iconic Multnomah Falls, with the bridge in the sky!
And it’s not just the waterfalls. Each tree and rock seems to be telling a very old and very magical story, can you hear it? xo
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Awesome content and amazing view. For sure it is also great to look on it from above.
Oh my! Your photos are beautiful. I want to go check this place out now! It’s really hot here so it looks even more refreshing!
This location is so beautiful! I’d love to visit Portland one day!
Oh my gosh, these pictures are gorgeous!! What a breathtaking place. I would be so scared to walk on that bridge in the sky!
What an amazing waterfall and a beautiful bridge. I love the pictures.
These pictures are breathtaking! This is definitely going on my “to-travel” list.
This is just beautiful! All the hiking around here seems to be so brown these days, but I wish it were this green. That staircase is incredible! What a fun experience, and thanks for sharing! xoxo
I love hiking and this just must be the most amazing to go hiking. Your photo’s are just so stunning 🙂
Oh my gosh, that picture of the bridge in front of the waterfall is just stunning! Funnily enough, The Gentleman and I just came back from a trip to Croatia and visited the National Lakes there which are now a World Heritage Site. They are truly breathtaking. Similar to this place in a way. I’m sure you would love them > http://www.kalanchoe.co.uk/2014/07/plitvice-national-lakes.html
wow thank you katie for sharing! what an amazing place!!! xo
Ok… I’ve just found another place I *have* to go. Your pictures are gorgeous! Dreary Chicago just doesn’t have the same charm after this 😉
We are going to Portland in October! Thanks for getting me more excited!
Natural beauty! Mother nature sure is amazing!
Wow. These pictures are gorgeous! I wish I had the “eye” for photography like you must! 🙂
This pictures are beautiful and breath taking, I am yet I visit a place I can say that about
This is truly beautiful! I never knew Portland could look this way. Great photos!
Oregon is one of those places that is soooooooo different then anywhere else in the world. It has people from all kinds of walks in life but also has such beautiful untouched landscapes. The gorge was truly stunning! I hope some day I can visit it!
Amazing! I love that bridge too. These are spectacular photos – I’ve never been to a place like this.
This is really gorgeous. Now I have another place to visit…:)
Wow, these photos are gorgeous! This place doesn’t even look real!
we just went and saw a bunch of these waterfalls!! i can’t believe how many waterfalls there are in oregon. the state is so beautiful 🙂
What breathtaking photos! I especially love the waterfall, bridge and mossy stairwell photos! Must have been more gorgeous in person! 🙂
This looks amazing. I love moss and the steps are so cool.
Are you kidding me? This place is amazing! You take beautiful pictures.
This is breathtaking! I have never been there, but after seeing these pictures it is going on my to visit list! I love waterfalls and these are AH-Mazing!
you will enjoy it! so many waterfalls all in one place! =)
Ananda- I love your pictures of the waterfalls and trees– simply breathtaking. I would love to visit once my kids a little older and can hike along with us.
thank you mary ann! your kids will enjoy it – it’s a great place for nature lovers! =)
Absolutely GORGEOUS shots Ananda! I LOVED the bridge one! So gorgeous, but I think I might have been afraid to cross it!!! So beautiful! You did a phenomenal job of taking all of us there! Such amazing photos. 🙂 I don’t know about you, but I think that just might be Heaven! Thanks for the journey!
oh kristi you are soo sweet! it is quite heavenly!! =)
Amazing! I want to there right now!
thank you sarah! it’s a great place for a hot summer day! =)
This is such a special post for me because we used to live in Portland and hike the gorge often. These beautiful photos bring back all our memories. Thank you so much!
thank you dear heather! portland is such a beautiful place!
So beautiful. Can just imagine how much more beautiful in person!
the sounds and mist do add a lot to the experience! xo