The Best Day Hikes in America: Eagle Creek Trail

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon
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By Oregon standards, this cascade doesn’t even warrant a name. Find it 3 or so miles into the hike.

In a state heralded for its wealth of waterfalls, there may be no higher concentration of stunners than the half a dozen that leap off the moss-covered rock walls of Eagle Creek. In just 6.2 miles, pass a Who’s Who of them, including Punch Bowl and 160-foot Tunnel Falls.

Distance 12.4 miles (out and back) Trailhead 45.638312, -121.920323 Drive time 0:45 from Portland Season Year-round Contact