Tamanawas Falls Tree ID Hike
|What||Hikes & Outings|
Jul 17, 2013
from 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
|Where||Carpools depart from Portland|
|Contact Name||Erik Fernandez|
|Contact Phone||503.283.6343 ext 202|
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Explore a diverse old-growth forest along the crystal clear Cold Spring Creek leading up to the spectacular Tamanawas Falls.
Distance: 4.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Leader: Erik Fernandez
Location: Mount Hood National Forest
One hundred foot tall Tamanawas Falls is less known than its rivals in the Gorge, but is equally as breathtaking. Besides delighting in this beautiful waterfall, we'll hike through lush vegetation and critical wildlife habitat and learn to identify the different types of trees in the area.
The water that spills over Tamanawas Falls is from Cold Spring Creek; a clear, cold creek that is a tributary to the Wild & Scenic East Fork Hood River. This area, which includes nearby scenic Polallie Creek, hosts winter and summer steelhead runs.
While you're noticing the creek's ideal steelhead habitat, be sure to look up and notice the area's diverse vegetation. The Tamanawas Falls area has remnant old-growth Pondersa pines along with a mix of Western Red Cedar and Douglas fir trees.
The forests surrounding Tamanawas Falls are proposed for Wilderness protections, the gold standard for protecting our public lands.
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