About this Hike
About this Area
This area, which includes nearby scenic Polallie Creek, hosts winter and summer steelhead runs. While you're noticing the creek's ideal steelhead habitat, be sure to look up and notice the area's diverse vegetation. The Tamanawas Falls area has remnant old-growth Pondersa pines along with a mix of Western Red Cedar and Douglas fir trees. Unfortunately, Tamanawas Falls was left out of the final Mount Hood Wilderness bill in 2009, so this special area remains unprotected. The forests surrounding Tamanawas Falls are proposed for Wilderness protections, the gold standard for protecting our public lands.
Come see why Oregon Wild has been working to permanently protect Tamanawas Falls for over a decade.
1. Starting at the traffic light in Sandy (right past the ARCO station), drive approximately 40 miles through a Government Camp and exit right onto Highway 35 for Hood River.
2. Continue for 15.4 miles, pass the Sherwood Campground, and then turn left into the parking area at the Tamanawas Falls Trailhead.