Elowah Falls

Columbia Gorge, OR


Elowah Falls is one of the many hidden gems in the Columbia River Gorge and is like a candy store for landscape photographers. The cliffs on either side of the falls are flanked with the colorful lime green florescent moss that is found throughout the Columbia Gorge.

This simple waterfall offers numerous compositions and photographic opportunities. The McCord creek under the falls is filled with moss-covered rocks, jagged basalt boulders, fallen trees, and big leaf maples, which makes these falls a delight to photograph any time of the year. The hike to the falls is moderately stressful, but easy to access from I-84, so you will see several tourists and other photographers during your visit. This place is a MUST for photographers visiting the Columbia Gorge. 


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Here’s what we provide

  • GPS Coordinates & Elevation

    We provide exact GPS coordinates (in both DDM and DD formats) & elevation with automatic links directly into Google maps.

  • Trail Difficulty (1 out of 5)

    Know beforehand what you are getting into! We provide a quick overview of the location. Is it easy, moderate or difficult to access?

  • Directions

    For each location we provide detailed directions along with a direct link to Google maps allowing turn by turn directions.

  • Best Time of Day to Shoot

    It is all about the light! We help you plan your trip and let you know if the location is a sunrise, sunset or anytime shot.

  • Best Time of Year to Shoot

    Sunrise might be best in summer or the water fall conditions are best for spring. We will let you know.

  • What Lens(es) Do You Need

    If you are hiking a long distance, weight is important. We provide which lens(es) are needed to help lighten your load.

  • Special Nuances of the Shot

    Not every place is as you might think. We provide a personal insight to the location and an approach to taking the shot.

  • Google Maps Birds-Eye-View

    For each location we provide a birds-eye view to provide a better understanding of the layout and terrain of the location.

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