John B Yeon State Park Travel Guide

  • Elowah Falls
    Elowah Falls
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  • Top of Elowah Falls
    Top of Elowah Falls
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  • Along the Gorge Trail
    Along the Gorge Trail
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    by jmpncsu Written Jan 24, 2014

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    John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor is a state park at the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge. The park is named for John B. Yeon, who acted as roadmaster in the construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway. The highlight of the park is Elowah Falls, a 200-foot waterfall on McCord Creek. From the parking area, follow the trail to a split and go left onto Gorge Trail. This trail runs for a long distance through the gorge and can be used to connect to other waterfalls further west in the gorge. In under a mile, you will reach the beautiful waterfall. The cliffs surrounding the waterfall are covered in bright yellow-green lichen that makes the seen that much more beautiful. And, unlike many waterfalls in the gorge, you are likely to have this hidden gem to yourself.

    Elowah Falls Along the Gorge Trail Top of Elowah Falls Elowah Falls
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    by GuthrieColin Updated Dec 15, 2007

    Elowah Falls is said to be 289 feet (88 m) tall. I believe that this fall is much shorter and it seemed even shorter than Latourell Falls which is sited as being 249 feet (75 m) and is located near the Multnomah Falls area.
    In any case this is one large waterfall. Very picturesque and like Latourell Falls has the Yellow Lichen which grow on the rocks near its crest. The trail to the falls is only .8 miles (1.2 km) but is fairly steep at first.
    When visiting this waterfall the presence or absence of wind will greatly affect your experience. The falls are very easily wisped around by even the slightest wind and as can be noted in some of my pictures below the wind can greatly displace the path of the falls.

    Elowah Falls Elowah Falls Wind Elowah Falls Bridge Elowah Falls Trail and Bridge
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