Heading East from Portland, Oregon on Interstate 84 you will pass Multnomah Falls, Ainsworth Park Exit, Bonneville Dam and Wahclella Falls Exit before arriving at the Eagle Creek Hatchery Exit. Drive to the right to the end of the road and park. A 5 dollar parking fee is required.
Due to the cliff face at the beginning of the hike, if you have children be assured they stay close in hand. Take food and water as there are many waterfalls along the Eagle Creek Trail, and to reach Eagle Creek Falls is an all day adventure.
Just an hour after Sunrise at Punchbowl Falls is the best time of day to capture the falls as the light rises from behind the mountains.