Guided Hike

Tamanawas Falls Hike

June 24, 2024

Enjoy a relatively flat hike to 100-foot tall Tamanawas Falls on Mt. Hood's east side - lesser known but equally as breathtaking as its rivals in the Gorge.

Tamanawas Falls with people

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue (Oregon Wild’s Senior Conservation Advocate) 
Location: Mount Hood National Forest

While the 100-foot waterfall is a highlight of this well-loved trail, the diverse ancient forest, ideal steelhead habitat, and crystal clear water is all worth noting. Threatened by the Polallie Cooper logging project for years, Oregon Wild’s efforts to stop planned logging around the falls led to a recent victory, but this special area was left out of the 2009 Mount Hood Wilderness bill and could be threatened again. A tributary to the Wild & Scenic East Fork Hood River, Cold Spring Creek (which feeds the waterfall) is also proposed for additional protections under the River Democracy Act. Come see why Oregon Wild has been working to permanently protect Tamanawas Falls for decades!

Carpools will be available from Portland.

Your hike leader will get you additional information with specifics about a meeting time and location, difficulty level, and any other details about your hike after your register.

Ticket & Guest Information

  • Only one registration is allowed per person. To sign up other members of your party or a minor, please complete another registration.
    • Please note: Some people have trouble completing the registration using a cell phone. Please use a computer to register if possible. You will know your registration went through if you get a confirmation email.
  • Details such as exact times, meeting locations, and carpool possibilities will be sent after registration. 
  • Oregon Wild does not allow dogs (unless a certified service animal), intoxicants, or firearms on guided hikes.
  • Kids are welcome on Oregon Wild hikes, so long as they are accompanied by an adult. 

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