Tamanawas Falls Hike
ElevationAscent: 584' 178 m
Descent: -584' -178 m
High: 3,453' 1,052 m
Low: 3,027' 923 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“An out-and-back to a great waterfall that follows a stream.”— Karl W
From the parking lot, head past the information kiosk and turn to the north. Cross the nice bridge over East Hood River and follow East Fork Trail #650 north. You'll be able to see East Hood River below you. After about 0.5 miles, you'll turn left/west and come to a three way intersection - head west on Tamanawas Falls Trail. The trail will descend to Cold Spring Creek and cross on a log bridge.
Thereafter, the trail will follow the north side of the creek and slowly ascend. There are views of the creek along this section. You'll come to an open rock slide area at the intersection with Tamanawas Tie Trail #650B. This section is rocky and can slide a bit, so be mindful. Also keep an eye out for the new-ish switchback. Shortly after this, the trail will level out, and you'll come to the falls.
Enjoy the beautiful falls, but be careful to not loosen rocks if you explore up the slope, as rocks can fall down. You'll need to retrace your steps to get back to the trailhead.
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