Elowah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

On a damp autumn day, I made the short (1.4 Mile) hike out through the lush and mossy forest to the powerful 213 ft Elowah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge about 45 minutes from Portland. It can get pretty busy here, but luckily the rain kept some people away making the crowds manageable.  The mix of many layers of volcanic rock combined and the changing colors of the leaves and ferns definitely makes for a beautiful area to explore! 

213ft Elowah Falls and the colosseum of volcanic Basalt that surrounds it in the mossy forest

Hiker down stream in the mossy forest below the beautiful Elowah Falls, OR 

Cascading falls below Elowah Falls with very mossy rocks littered throughout. 

Rounding the lush trail to a view of Elowah Falls, OR

Logs submerged in the cold clear water below Elowah Falls

Autumn leaves next to the clear water below the Elowah Falls where it cascades through the canyon

Hiker below the 213 ft Elowah Falls as the ferns begin changing color with the changing seasons.