|Lower Latourell Falls|
The waterfall in 2006
|Location||Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States|
|Total height||249 ft (76 m)|
|Number of drops||1|
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.
- Media related to Latourell Falls at Wikimedia Commons
- Photo of Latourell Creek Bridge on the Historic Columbia River Highway
- Photos of the falls from Flickr
- Latourell Falls at Northwest Waterfall Survey
- Latourell Creek Bridge on the Historic Columbia River Highway
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