Abundant rainfall and river canyons, carved among the mountains, create many waterfalls in Oregon and the Northwest. Hiking to waterfalls and capturing their beauty is something I really enjoy. Trying to keep the camera dry is always a challenge in the spring but well worth it. Waterfalls from the McKenzie,Willamette,Umpqua, Coast Range and Olympic Mountain Drainages. All Images are for sale, please click the image and order through FotoMoto.
Willamette River and Cascade Mountains Drainage
The next set of images are waterfalls of the Cascade Mountains and Willamette River drainage. Even though Spirit and Moon Falls are in the Umpqua National Forest, they eventually drain into the Willamette River. Willamette Fall is a photograph of a small creek that drains into the North Fork of the Willamette River. Silver Falls State Park is East of Salem in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
Coast Range and Olympic Mountains Drainage
Waterfalls of the Coast Range Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula. Merriman Falls and Bunch Creek Falls are in the Quinault rain forest on the Olympic Peninsula. Drift Creek Falls, located east of Lincoln City, is accessed via the longest suspension footbridge in Oregon. Alsea Falls is NE of Monroe along the Alsea River Highway. The stair step waterfall, along the South Fork Alsea River, has very little water flow in the summer.
McKenzie River Drainage
The first set of images below are from the McKenzie River Drainage. Sahalie and Koosha Falls are located on the upper McKenzie River. Proxy Falls is off of the McKenzie Highway, part of a Scenic Byway, and located in the Three Sisters Wilderness
Umpqua River Drainage
Toketee Falls, Fall Creek Falls and Clearwater Falls are all located in the upper Umpqua River drainage. Both Toketee and Fall Creek Falls require a short hike, but Clearwater Falls is next to a parking area with easy access.
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