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Tamanawas Falls

based on 254 tracks & routes #369 hike out of 557 in
3.3 mi
Distance
1 hrs 34 min
Time
terrain
601 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is an easy out and back trail to beautiful Tamanawas Falls in Mount Hood National Forest. Tamawanas Falls cascades 100 feet over a basalt cliff with an undercut amphitheater behind. The trail follows scenic Cold Spring Creek and over two bridges, so no fording is required. The hike is popular in the winter when the trees are snow-covered and falls area fills with snow and ice. Spikes or other shoe traction device is recommended in the winter months.
The hike can be extended by following the Tamanawas Falls Loop hike.

This hike is stunning in the spring (big falls due to rain), summer, fall (leaves are turning) and winter (snowshoe to frozen falls).

Getting Started

The trailhead is 25 miles south of Hood River on Highway 35. Parking is in a large gravel pullout along the shoulder of Highway 35. There are picnic tables and a bathroom, open during the summer.

Taking Children

The trail is suitable for children in the summer, relatively short and flat. Do be careful on the single log bridges.



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    3 years, 10 months ago
    An amazing hike year-round! Be sure to check this hike out in the autumn when the leaves are turning and in the winter when the falls are frozen.
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    4 years, 6 months ago
    A great hike. A little wetness. Some rocks and slippery spots but overall a pretty easy and well worth it hike. Amazing view. Saw some dogs and children in backpacks only on the trail.
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jhinkle0628 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Tamanawas Falls Trail
Solo, Anne in NC. 1st stop heading out of Hood River. Sunny and 70. Along ripping creek in mature for forest most of the way. Trail great with compact dirt and some buried boulders, except last section with some rock scramble, easy but slow you down.
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Jay Dub 5 years, 9 months ago
Tamanawas Falls (7/4/18, 8:38:08AM)
Easy out and back hike with a couple steep spots. Don’t jog on the bridge.
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Zuehlsdorf 6 years, 2 months ago
Tamanawas Falls (2/3/18, 11:48:41AM)
Sunny and mid 50’s. JZ, KZ, TP, SW.
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Mike 4 years, 2 months ago
Tamanawas Falls
Jan 25, 2020
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