Fairy Falls (Oregon)

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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 a tributary 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]


  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