Wahclella Falls is one of my favorite hikes on the Columbia River Gorge. While the gorge is amazing and beautiful, it doesn't seem like you can ever escape the noise of traffic on I-84 that runs the length of it....unless you're at a waterfall. And a hike to a waterfall is definitely one of my favorite kinds of hikes!
The hike to Wahclella Falls is an easy one and only about 2 miles roundtrip. You hike up and down some small hills through the forest until you reach a moss covered cavity where a giant horsetail waterfall plunges into a royal blue colored pool of water below. During the springtime when the rains are sporadic and the sun starts to shine its face, the area is especially mossy and iridescent.