Experiencing the Falls Creek Waterfall

By |2015-05-29T17:16:05+00:00May 21st, 2015|

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However, the main attraction lies at the end of the trail. That’s where you can experience the beautiful, multi-tiered waterfall of Falls Creek. On this particular day, our hope was to keep the overcast skies that we had in Portland, but that was dashed as the sun’s harsh afternoon light broke through the cloud cover. So, it became a waiting game for those few seconds when the clouds blocked the sun, rendering the area evenly lit. When that happened, we all grabbed our microfiber cloths to wipe off the spray that had accumulated on our lenses and fired away.

The Featured Image of this post shows a horizontal view of the falls, focusing on the upper tiers, however the photo below shows this waterfall in full regality. The next time I visit, I’m definitely going to continue down to the base of the falls to capture it from a lower angle. I just hope the clouds cooperate more!

All in all, this really is a waterfall that you shouldn’t miss if you’re in the area.

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