Tamanawas Falls (photo by Tula Top)

Tamanawas Falls Hike

Explore a diverse old-growth forest along the crystal clear Cold Spring Creek leading up to the spectacular Tamanawas Falls.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Leader: Jamie Dawson
Location: Mount Hood National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)

Come see why Oregon Wild has been working to permanently protect Tamanawas Falls for over a decade. This gem on the eastside of Mount Hood is one part lush forest, one part stunning waterfall, and ten parts completely awesome!

Cold Springs Creek thunders over a 150-foot lava cliff and creates one of the most photogenic waterfalls in all of Oregon. Unfortunately, Tamanawas Falls was left out of the final Mount Hood Wilderness bill in 2009, so this special area remains unprotected. Come see it for yourself and become an advocate for preserving Tamanawas Falls for future generations.

Help Oregon Wild continue to provide high-quality, guided hikes into Oregon's spectacular wildlands by making a small donation. Your support helps offset the costs of our hikes program, and ensures we can continue to explore and enjoy Oregon's natural heritage. A suggested donation of $5 for Oregon Wild members, and $10 for non-members.

If you are unsure if your Oregon Wild membership is current, please call (503) 283.6343, ext. 205. To join, please click here.

Tamanawas Falls photo by Tula Top.