Fairy Falls Trail

Fairy Falls Hiking Trail along Wahkeena Creek in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - City of Portland, Oregon State, United States of America | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: Fairy Falls in summer

Review: Fairy Falls Hiking Trail

Fairy Falls Trail is the continuation of Wahkeena Falls Trail. Starting from the trailhead (Wahkeena Falls parking lot), you will see Wahkeena Falls at 0.4 mile mark. The trail then gains considerable elevation and reaches Lemmons Viewpoint at 0.9 mile mark. Take a break here after the strenuous, steep hike. The trail continues to gain elevation and reaches Fairy Falls at 1.2 mile mark. There are a lot of small waterfalls with moss-covered rocks between Lemmons Viewpoint and Fairy Falls. This section is very scenic and great for photography: rustic log bridges, wild flowers, moss-covered rocks, small waterfalls, etc. Do not, under any circumstance, forget your camera on this hike.

The trail is located on the north hill of Larch Mountain. So the best time for hiking and waterfall photography is early morning and late afternoon. There isn’t much forest canopy in the middle third of the trail between Wahkeena Falls and Lemmons Viewpoint, which is also the most strenuous section of the trail. You probably want to avoid this segment during noon hours.

Small Waterfalls Along Fairy Falls Trail

Small Waterfalls with Moss Covered Rocks and Giant Ferns on Fairy Falls Hiking Trail along Wahkeena Creek in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Portland, Oregon States, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: One of the many small waterfalls along Fairy Falls hiking trail.

Small Waterfalls with Moss Covered Rocks and Giant Ferns on Fairy Falls Hiking Trail along Wahkeena Creek in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Multnomah County, Oregon State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: another small waterfall

Small Waterfalls with Moss Covered Rocks and Giant Ferns on Fairy Falls Hiking Trail along Wahkeena Creek in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Portland, Oregon State, United States of America | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: A hiking bridge along Fairy Falls trail

Small Waterfalls with Moss Covered Rocks and Giant Ferns on Fairy Falls Hiking Trail along Wahkeena Creek in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Multnomah County, Oregon State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: yet another small waterfall

Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls Hiking Trail along Wahkeena Creek in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Portland, Oregon State, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: A chair beside Fairy Falls for visitors to take a rest after steep hike. :D

Standing Under Fairy Falls along Wahkeena Creek Hiking Trail in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Multnomah County, Oregon State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: stand under the falls :D



Foot Bridge at Base of Fairy Falls along Wahkeena Creek Hiking Trail in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Portland, Oregon State, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: A foot bridge at the base of Fairy Falls

Standing Under Fairy Falls along Wahkeena Creek Hiking Trail in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Multnomah County, Oregon State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: simply spectacular

Standing Under Fairy Falls along Wahkeena Creek Hiking Trail in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Portland, Oregon State, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: Beside portrait shots, I think it's also a great location for wedding photography.

Standing Under Fairy Falls along Wahkeena Creek Hiking Trail in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Multnomah County, Oregon State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: oh yeah~~~

Hiking Trail Map & Driving Direction

Traveling east on Columbia River Interstate Highway 84 from Portland, take Exit 28. At the furcation, continue east along Historic Columbia River Highway to Wahkeena Picnic Area / Parking Lot. Hike 0.4 mile to Wahkeena Falls, and then continue for another 0.5 mile to Lemmons Viewpoint. Fairy Falls is only 0.3 mile further up Lemmons Viewpoint.

Download: Multnomah Falls Hiking Trail Map


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