Explore the Waterfalls of Oregon

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Did you know that there are 238 named waterfalls in Oregon and countless others that haven't been named. Scattered throughout the state, they are all unique. We have only made it to about 36 of the 238, but the rest are on our list. It just will take us awhile to get there, but of the 36 we have made it to some pretty amazing waterfalls.

Here are our favorites so far!

Explore These Waterfalls in Oregon

Exploring new places is important to us. When we first got to Oregon in 2016 we didn't realize how many waterfalls there were. Our first introduction was Portland and then Bend and then came the diverse nature of the state. With that came the best surprise, which was the amount of unique waterfalls! There are in no particular order, but each has its own right to being our favorite.

1. Ramona Falls

This gorgeous waterfalls is a 7.5 mile round trip hike. It is quite popular since it is a day trip from Portland. The entire hike is fun, from river crossings, views of Mt. Hood and you get to hike a bit on the PCT! You won't believe the feeling you get when you get up close.

2. Toketee Falls

There is a very short walk from the parking lot to see this waterfall. To get the best view you have to climb down from the observation deck. This is not recommended as it is causing the area to erode. It is also quite steep and because you are near a waterfall it is damp and wet all the time. You still get a beautiful view from the observation deck.

3. Abiqua Falls

This can be quite the adventure to get to. Without a high clearance 4x4 vehicle you can't make it all the way to the parking lot, so you may be walking along a gravel road. It is worth it though to see this amazing waterfall. Bring a snack or lunch and take some time to hang out. If it is a hot day bring your swimsuit and take a dip.

4. Tumalo Falls

This waterfall is gorgeous in all four seasons. In the winter the road closes and so you will have a 5 mile round trip hike to get to the waterfall. Some choose to ski or snowshoe. During the spring, summer and fall you can drive right to the waterfall and have a quarter mile hike to get to it. This is a great place for families and to bring your pup along.

5. Marion Falls

This waterfall is not the easiest to get to, which makes it one of the best. You probably will have it all to yourself when you are there. It's a great hike that takes you through the forest, past a lake and over a few streams. Then you end at this double waterfall. This hike would be great to bring your pup. If you are a mushroom enthusiast you will find multiple different mushrooms throughout the hike.

6. Chush Falls

Heading out to a remote area just outside Sisters, Oregon, Chush Falls is a destination that is making a name for itself. During the summer it can get quite hot but there are multiple stops for dogs if you bring them. You begin hiking through the scars left from a forest fire, but by the time you get to the waterfall it is what the forest should be. Lush and beautiful green trees surrounding the cascading waterfall. This waterfall is great to get to in the winter if you can as well!

You can see the entire list of waterfalls here: Waterfalls of Oregon

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We became full time RVers in 2016 to explore the US. Now roaming in a van we highlight hikes, road trip attractions and free camping.

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