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Tamanawas Falls Snowshoe Hike Oregon

Tamanawas Falls Snowshoe Hike - Mt. Hood National Forest 

Tamanawas Falls was one of the more pleasing waterfalls to see as it featured a classic rectangular shape said to drop 150ft with a width of about 40ft.
Tamanawas Falls Trail-head
Tamanawas Falls Trail Oregon
Tamanawas Falls Trail #650
Cold Spring Creek Mt Hood
Tamanawas Falls in Winter

From the waterfalls parking lot at the East Fork - Tamanawas trailhead cross the East Fork of the Hood River at the bridge and turn right (north) on the East Fork Trail #650. The trail continues along the west bank of the river for half a mile to a junction with the Tamanawas Falls Trail #650A. Continue straight ahead on this trail (#650A).

Start point: Tamanawas Falls Trail-head
End Point: Tamanawas Falls
Trail Log: Trail Log
Hike Type: Out and Back
Distance: 3.4 miles
Elevation gain: 560 feet
Difficulty: Easy

Cross Cold Spring Creek at the bridge and turn left. Another quarter mile brings you to a junction with the Tamanawas Tie trail #650B. Turn left and cross the stream on a log bridge. The trail then follows the south bank a short distance.   After descending a series of log steps, it crosses back to the north bank. From here, the trail climbs through a talus slope and in a quarter, mile reaches the falls. 
East Fork Hood River in Winter
Tamanawas Falls Hike Oregon
Mt. Hood National Forest in Winter
Tamanawas Falls Snowshoe
Tamanawas Falls Snowshoe Hike

After visiting the falls, hikers may choose a different return route by taking the Tamanawas Tie trail. This trail climbs gently out of the canyon approximately 0.2 mile from the falls and after 0.5 mile reaches a junction with the Elk Meadows trail #645. Turn right and follow this trail downhill for 1.25 miles to a junction with the East Fork trail just above the Polallie trailhead parking area. If you have not arranged to be picked up here, turn right and follow the East Fork trail back to the Tamanawas Falls parking area to complete the five-mile loop.

Directions to Tamanawas Falls from Hood River: Travel south on Highway 35 for approximately 25 miles to the Tamanawas Falls trailhead parking area on the west side of the highway. The trailhead is 1/4 mile north of Sherwood Campground.

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