As an Oregon native – I grew up in southern Oregon and then worked in northern Oregon as an adult – I know my way around some of the best and most beautiful waterfalls in this amazing state. I had a difficult time choosing just ten waterfalls – there are many more favorites that did not make the list – but I wanted to round up the ones that would fit a couple criteria:
1) Absolute must not miss for out of state visitors
2) Waterfalls even locals may not have visited
3) Waterfalls that can withstand tourism
That last point made this post challenging, because I love sharing beautiful destinations, but I also want to encourage responsible tourism of these delicate areas, and some waterfalls are just not suited to heavy visitation. Without further ado, here are my top 10 favorite waterfalls in Oregon:
1. Multnomah Falls
I know, I know, it’s the biggest cliché ever, but you can’t visit Oregon and not see this waterfall. It’s the tallest in the State and that dreamy bridge just begs you to take a photograph.