Latourell Falls

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Lower Latourell Falls
Latourell Falls.jpg
Location Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Coordinates 45°32′14″N 122°13′01″W / 45.53710°N 122.21686°W / 45.53710; -122.21686Coordinates: 45°32′14″N 122°13′01″W / 45.53710°N 122.21686°W / 45.53710; -122.21686
Total height 249 ft (76 m)
Number of drops 1

Latourell Falls is a waterfall along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, within Guy W. Talbot State Park.

The Historic Columbia River Highway passes nearby, and at certain locations the Lower falls are visible from the road. Near the base of the falls, a parking lot and path were erected to assist visitors to the site. Visitors must hike along the 2.1-mile (3.4 km) loop trail to see the upper falls.

Latourell is unique among the best-known Columbia Gorge waterfalls, in the way that it drops straight down from an overhanging basalt cliff. Most of those falls (even the famous Multnomah Falls) tumble to some degree.

Latourell Falls is an excellent example of columnar basalt formations.

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