Some Places are just Magical

How can someone compare a 35 foot falls with towering Multnomah Falls at 620 feet. How can such a small falls be treated in par with the Majestic Mt Hood or the iconic crater lake. You should visit the place to really appreciate it. Irrespective of its size, Punchbowl Falls is definitely a classic and iconic Oregon spot. If you have less than a day at Portland and love hiking – Eagle creek Trail definitely tops the list. Based on the time and stamina, you can decide to turn back at Punchbowl Falls (round trip –3.8 miles) or continue all the way up to Tunnel Falls (round trip 12 miles). The experience begins from the parking lot as you get started on the trail. The increase in elevation is pretty gradual. The lovely view of the river, the creeks & bridges, narrow trail (at places, just a little more than a feet) and wild flowers (depending on the season) makes the hike such a pleasure. At about 2 miles you will hit the Punch bowl Falls (upper) view point. This view helps admire the force with which water flows, creating the punchbowl. On the contrary, It is definitely worth hiking the extra mile (take diversion at the lower falls trail) to get this tranquil view.

the place was so serene and dreamy
the water was so clear and cold
thoughts, not so much
feelings, probably abundant
to sum up – it was just magical

Buy Print   Punchbowl Falls, Eagle Creek Trail
Eagle Creek Wilderness, Oregon, USA

18 Responses to “Some Places are just Magical”

  1. This is absolutely beautiful Sathya! I bet that was a nice hike too! I have never been to Oregon but I would love to go there and see all of these magnificent waterfalls!
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  2. Wow, pure magic! :)


  3. What a gorgeous place — and beautifully captured :-)


  4. Beautiful long exposure. Well done.


  5. Really nice composition — I haven’t made it to this falls but now have to add it to my list. Well done.


    • Thanks Nick. Yes this definitely is worth it. You can also take a look at metlako falls and the lower punchbowl along with this. If you are into hiking, you can make it all the way up to Tunnel Falls.


  6. So lovely, one can almost FEEL the peace and serenity of the place.


  7. What a beautiful scene! This is a really great capture, I love the low perspective that you chose.



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