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punchbowl falls

Columbia Gorge, OR

 
 

Punch Bowl Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge. Rarely does a year go by without seeing Punch Bowl Falls featured on a major calendar or showing up on a list of favorite destinations.

There are two classic vantage points to photograph this awesome waterfall: one from above (Upper) and one from below (Lower). The image above is from Lower Punch Bowl Falls.  Because of the picturesque natural beauty there are many, many tourists and photographers that make the trek to this location. If you want a great shot without competing for space, you need to arrive early in the morning.

 
 

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  • GPS Coordinates & Elevation

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

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  • Best Time of Day to Shoot

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  • 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.

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