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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Horsetail Falls

This is the last waterfall I photographed during my day trip up the Old Columbia River Highway about a month ago. Horsetail Falls, at 192 ft., is one of the easiest to access waterfalls on the loop, as you can get to it right off the highway. There is a trail you can follow up to 2 other falls behind it. There is also the pool at the bottom which is good for wading, but it is cold!!!

I have posted a waterfall a week for the past few weeks, which can be seen here:

Latourell Falls

Wakeena Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Thank you for following the tour! If you are in the Portland Metro Area, I highly suggest checking out these falls, as well as the other beautiful sights the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. Here is a map of the Old Columbia River Highway, which shows the route I took that day!


  1. Such a descriptive name!!! Love the shot!

  2. As a child, my family would take drives up the Gorge from our farm in Hillsboro. Horsetail Falls was always my favorite...just because of it's name...I was such a horse nut...well, guess I still am.

    A beautiful shot...it looks just the same as 40 years ago.

  3. The waterfall DOES look like a horse tail! But I love any waterfall, also to paint them!

  4. Beautiful shot, my parents used to take me to that area when I was a kid....your pictures remind me that I really need to get back there!


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