#5 Best Columbia River Gorge Waterfall Trail with Kids: Latourell Falls
One the first waterfalls you’ll spot along the Columbia River Gorge highway, Latourell Falls tumbles about 250 feet from a beautiful, rugged basalt cliff tucked amid a lush forest grove full of giant Douglas fir, thimble berry and maple vines. Follow the paved trail down to the bottom of the waterfall to play in the strong spray of the falls or splash in the creek bed below the wooden bridge. Then hike back up the trail to the parking lot and follow the paved trail to a second waterfall at the top of Latourell Falls. There you can also admire the poured-concrete bridge that spans the creek, part of the original highway built between 1913 and 1922.