Fairy Falls (Oregon)

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For the waterfall in Trefriw, Wales, see Fairy Falls, Trefriw.
Fairy Falls
Fairy Falls (Oregon).jpg
Location Columbia River Gorge
Type Fan
Elevation 960 feet (290 m)
Total height 20 feet (6.1 m)
Number of drops 1

Fairy Falls is a 20-foot waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge in the United States. As part of Wahkeena Creek, Fairy Falls is located upstream from the much larger Wahkeena Falls. While small, this fan-shaped waterfall is a destination for photographers, mainly because of the scenic view. The creek cascades through a mossy rock slide lined with ferns, until rocky ledges of basalt break the water into various lacy streams.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wahkeena Falls/Fairy Falls Columbia Gorge Hwy". LocalHikes, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Fairy Falls Hike". Portland Hikers Field Guide. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 

Coordinates: 45°34′14″N 122°07′29″W / 45.5705°N 122.1246°W / 45.5705; -122.1246