By Bob Simari / Baldwin, New York

Columbia River Gorge

State/Province/Region
OR
Country
US
Nearest Area
I-84 / Historic Columbia River Highway
Town
Portland / Troutdale
Brief Directions

Interstate 84 from Portland brings you into the lovely town of Troutdale at which point you will pick up the Historic Columbia River Highway. This spectacular road brings you within walking distance of eight lush waterfalls.

Notes

Plan this trip for late October and the lush foliage in this rain forest will display brilliant yellows and emerald greens. Seventy one waterfalls exist in the Columbia Gorge, but seven of the most accessable can be easily walked to from parking areas along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Be prepared to protect yourself and your camera gear from the seemingly ever-present rainfall in this area. The vegetation is brightly colored and lush and the waterfalls everflowing. A tripod is essential due to the fact that you're shooting in deeply shaded conditions most of the time. I prefer wide angle lenses here to capture the surroundings, but telephotos work well too. All of my photos here were taken while I held an umbrella over myself and my gear.

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Date Added
March 16, 2009
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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