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- This was my favorite waterfall that I had visited when I came to Portland in August of 2022. It's part of the Waterfall Corridor and was the first place my boyfriend and I stopped at to check out.
There is a small parking lot, so come early if possible to grab a spot! The overview was already quite beautiful in my opinion since you can see the waterfall in the distance. The signs do let you know that there are 2 ways to see the falls: upper and lower portions of it. We chose to do the lower falls as it was an easier and shorter "hike" (I say this with air quotes cause it's literally just a level 1 on the stair master).
It was about a 5 minute walk to the base of the falls, and it was glorious! It was starting to get a bit warmer when we got there, so the spray of the water was quite refreshing. I will say to definitely watch your step as it could get a bit slippery being so close to the falls. Once you're done playing paparazzi, you can continue down the route, cross the bridge, then loop back to the parking lot.Written 19 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The nice thing about this place is that you can see the falls without having a timed use permit. It's a fairly strenuous hike, down into the gorge, crossing the stream, and back up the other side to view the falls...then reverse to get back to your car. Wear good hiking shoes - the paved trail only goes a short way.Written 8 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We were staying in Portland near the airport. I had mapped out a day-trip loop heading along the Columbia River Gorge and then south to Mt. Hood. As the first leg of the trip, we were heading to Multnomah Falls, so stopping first at Vista House seemed an obvious choice (since it is closer to Portland).
A caveat - Vista House and Multnomah Falls both open at 9 a.m. Given the crowding at the falls, you might want to consider going there first and back-tracking to Vista House.
We arrived at Vista House around 8:50 a.m. The only downside to that was that (being in the Portland area) it was still gray and overcast. If you want bright and sunny conditions at this spot, you'll probably have to schedule it for the afternoon (based on my admittedly limited experience in the area).
There was plenty of parking when we arrived, but I am not sure what it is like later in the day. It is free to enter, but we had to wait until exactly 9 a.m. In the meantime, we took photos from the plaza and road adjacent to the tower. The views down to the river are quite impressive. As an aside: the large ice-age flood that helped to shape the gorge had water levels higher than this site!
Inside, they have some exhibits downstairs about the history of the site. It was a stop on the pre-interstate U.S. highway system back in the 1930s. You can also climb up to the roof-level plaza for slightly higher views.
Overall, this was an interesting and worthwhile stop if you are driving through the gorge in either direction. It is just a short drive / detour from the highway.Written 8 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Use Sasquatch Shuttle’s parking lot and hop-on/hop-off service so you can relax and don’t have to fight for parking! This is one of their stops. I never would have known about it if not for the shuttle service!
It’s worth it to see the views and do a quick self guided tour of the remarkable historical building.Written 11 July 2021
- Up to 5 major peaks (Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, Hood, Jefferson) visible depending on visibility. Unfortunately in our visit only Mt. Hood was visible (22 mi away), but it was worth it. Relatively easy ~15 minute hike up a well laid out trail from the parking lot.Written 4 August 2021
- As shown a little visible to other public areas
I felt comfortable that I could be open here without censorship or wrong impression createdWritten 5 November 2022
- Use Sasquatch Shuttle’s parking lot and hop-on/hop-off service so you don’t have to fight for parking! This stop has access to Latourell Falls. It’s a mile to get to the upper falls but it’s worth it if you want to literally stand under or behind a waterfall!Written 11 July 2021
- Don't trust Google Maps to get you there. It just doesn't know.
Take exit 30 on I84 eastbound. You'll see the signs.
This a great place for swimming that's not too far from east Portland. It's got lots of room for lots of picnics to be going on without anyone being in anyone else's space.
It's clean and had "real" restrooms.
There is also a fishing hole accessible at the same location, just west of the parking lot.Written 6 August 2017
- We were on the way to see the waterfalls east of here. Looked like a shady park next to a river. The park was busy, and the river banks had many people playing in and around the shore. Enjoyed watching the train the most as it chugged across the old railway bridge.Written 20 May 2017
- You can reach Wiesendanger Falls from the Larch Mountain Trail #441. It's about .3 miles up from the junction at Multnomah Falls Overlook spur. Beautiful country abounds in this are, and it's well worth the trip to these falls. They are also easier to get closer too than some of the other falls, you don't have to worry about drop offs or cliff here. I really enjoyed the solitude here as it was away from the crowds. We only saw a few hikers in the area. Really was nice to enjoy the falls and take in the surroundings.Written 8 August 2017
- We went to play disc golf, it was the first time for a few of us and we had a terrific time. The course was fun, it's not really marked well on where to start but if you talk with the others they will help. We had a great time, well worth the $5 Parking fee
that they charge.Written 18 March 2018
- I went to Latourell Falls last week to hike, so I was in George W. Joseph State Natural Area while hiking. It is located at the south end of Talbot Park. Just take the trail from Guy W. Talbot Park. This is the trail staring from the parking lot just east of the bridge at Latourell Falls on the old Scenic Gorge Highway.
The trail is pave up to the first observation point. Once you get to the top area of Latourell Falls, this is where George W. Joseph State Natural Area starts. The trail continues back to Upper Latourell Falls running on the east side of the stream (Latourell Creek).
The trail crosses a bridge at the splash pool of Upper Latourell Falls at around the 0.8 miles point. Continuing on this loop trail will ring you back down along the west side of the creak and down to the Scenic Highway to the west side of the bridge. You can either cross the bridge and return to the parking lot. Or cross the road and walk down the stone steps and follow the path to the Lower part of Talbot Park where you will find a grassy picnic area. A path to the right goes under the bridge and takes you to the plunge pool of Lower Latourell Falls. Continuing on this trail will bring you back up to the parking area.
This is an easy 2.3 mile loop and well worth experiencing all the sites you will see as you walk along the trail.Written 1 August 2017
Frequently Asked Questions about Corbett
- The best day trips from Corbett according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
- Full-Day Mt Hood Waterfall Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
- Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland
- Half Day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour
- Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour - Full Day
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