Coopey Falls

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A view of Coopey Falls from a trail above the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist Abbey.

Coopey Falls is a waterfall on Coopey Creek in the Columbia River Gorge, on the Historic Columbia River Highway in Multnomah County, Oregon.[1][2] The falls is a horsetail waterfall with a drop of 150 feet (46 m).

The falls was named after Charles Coopey, who once owned the land adjacent to the falls.[1] Simon Benson bought Wahkeena Falls from Coopey, an English tailor who had wanted to use the water from Wahkeena Falls to power a woolen mill for spinning and weaving, and for wool scouring.[3]

Coopey Falls is on private property behind a convent owned by the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.[1] The sisters invite visitors to view the falls by following a path leading from the parking lot in front of the convent, after first asking permission.[1]

A view of the falls is also accessible from the Angels's Rest trailhead half mile west of the convent.[1] The falls are located one mile (1.6 km) east of Bridal Veil Falls.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Northwest Waterfalls Survey
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coopey Falls
  3. ^ "The History of the Founding of the Trails Club of Oregon".

Coordinates: 45°33′44″N 122°09′57″W / 45.56222°N 122.16583°W / 45.56222; -122.16583