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White River Falls State Park

Southwest Washington

Location

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR
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Length

0.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 1000 ft.

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Hike down the canyon to the White River and a historic hydroelectric power at White River Falls State Park. Located just east of Tygh Valley in Oregon, the park also has dramatic waterfalls, fishing, desert flowers in the spring and fiery colors in the fall.

Only a short walk from the parking lot, a viewing platform provides a dazzling view of the White River falls — also known as the Tygh Valley Falls — as it tumbles down the a 90-foot basalt shelf. For more wonderful watery displays, continue along the trail to find even more waterfalls and the power plant that supplied electricity to Wasco and Sherman Counties from 1910 to 1960.

 

White River Falls State Park

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 45.2442, -121.0972 Open map in new window

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Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR

Oregon State Parks

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Guidebooks & Maps

Curious Gorge (Cook – Maverick Publications)

Waterfall Lover’s Guide Pacific Northwest 5th Ed. (Plumb – The Mountaineers)

Getting There

From The Dalles, Oregon, take Hwy 197 S for approximately 28 miles. Continue about 28 miles down a canyon, and just past Milepost 33, turn left onto Hwy 216 which is signed for White River Falls State Park. In around 4 miles, you will reach the park entrance.

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