Wahkeena Falls is a 242-foot cascading waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge. It is easily accessible from the parking lot off the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway.
The falls were originally known as Gordon Falls. In 1915, after the completion of the original highway, the falls were renamed to Wahkeena which is a Yakima Indian word meaning “most beautiful.”
A short hike from the parking lot at the base leads to a stone bridge that crosses the main part of the falls. That trail continues on east to Multnomah Falls, the next falls to the east.
A large picnic shelter with a stone fireplace is available in the area. Use of the shelter is on a first-come, first-served basis. There are accessible picnic tables and fire rings in an open and covered setting.