Fairy Falls, Oregon

Fairy Falls is located at the Wahkeena Canyon area of the lovely Colombia George Wilderness. The trail starts with some beautiful stonework and a wooden bridge over Wahkeena Creek. The trail to the left leads to Multnomah Falls and the one to the right leads to the Fairy Falls and beyond. Wahkeena Falls and the overflowing creek might not be as popular as the near by Multnomah Falls, but let that not fool you. The Fairy falls is one of the much smaller falls in the George, but is brilliantly beautiful. Even at just 20 feet, the stepped formation creates such a dreamy flow. It is a wonder to watch and just get lost with.

The initial trail has a paved, but pretty steep section – climbing about 600 feet in about 1/2 mile. With about 10+ switchbacks it does drain energy. But once you cross, it is more scenic, wild & enjoyable. The kids definitely would enjoy this as the hike meanders across pseudo bridges and water cascades. It is a little over 2 miles round trip, if you decide to turn back at the Fairy falls. Depending on the season do carry water and chocolates to munch – I sure was glad I did :)

Buy Print   Fairy Falls, Wahkeena Creek Trail
Columbia River George, Oregon, USA
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8 Comments to “Fairy Falls, Oregon”

  1. This is stunning. Perfect exposure and Great shot.

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    • Thank you Edith, It was one of those afternoons when lighting was just diffused right and the angle was in such a way that the falls was literally glowing :)

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  2. I love this shot Sathya!

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  3. Thanks for checking out my blog! This is a very nice shot of Fairy Falls. For some reason I’ve always been attracted to really tight compositions the two times I’ve spent time shooting there, and I like how different this wider view looks. You’re right about the way the water glows at this spot, too, I’ve seen it early in the morning when I’ve gone up there. Very nice!

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