This multi-tiered, cascading waterfall is hidden in the dense Williamette National Forest along the McKenzie Pass Scenic Byway. It is one of the most frequently photographed waterfalls in Oregon. Lower Proxy Falls was created 6,000 years ago when a giant glacier carved a deep trough through the area, leaving steep canyon walls after the ice receded. The waterfall is a 100′ drop over stairsteps of broken columnar basalt giving the delicate misty look of the falls.
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Tags: basalt, Cascades, columnar, Creek, Falls, forest, Hiking, mossy, Mountains, Oregon, outdoors, Pacific Northwest, Proxy, proxy falls, water stream, Waterfall, woods
The Victoria Falls lie in between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. The falls are part of two national parks, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. The waterfall is among the biggest, and most awe-inspiring, on the planet. The Zambezi River is more than 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) wide when it cascades over the lip of a large basalt plateau and plunges as much as 354 feet (108 meters). Its roar can be heard from 40 kilometers away, while the spray and mist from the falling water rises up to 400 meters and is visible from the distance of 50 kilometers.
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Tags: africa, Falls, Largest, Livingstone, Mosi-oa-Tunya, Nature, Victoria, victoria falls, Waterfall, world, Zambezi River, Zambia, Zimbabwe
This is a fairly easy hike, appropriate for most beginners. There is a small amount of climbing with a summit in the middle. The trail to Elowah Falls is clearly marked. Elowah Falls is a stunning waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, easily comparable with Multnomah Falls in majesty, if not height.
Start point: John B Yeon Trailhead
End Point: Elowah Falls
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
Distance: 2 miles
Elevation: 150 ft. (+150 ft.)
Tags: Columbia Gorge, Columbia River, Elowah, Elowah Falls, Falls, Hiking, hiking oregon, hiking portland, hiking the gorge, McCord Creek, Portland