A Hike to the Waterfall in the Green River Gorge!

We finally did it – took the trail down to the Green River Gorge for a close up look at the waterfall. It was a first for me though not for my husband; he spent a lot of time here in his younger days, back in the last century.

We’ve driven by many times before, often stopping for a look from the one lane bridge above.

But this time we paid the $5 to take the rickety stairs down to the falls below. I admit I was hesitant; it’s a place where young people gather in the summertime. But summer was nearly over so there were few others out as we made our way to the bottom.

I’m so glad we did. The views were tremendous.

And yes there were a few young ones swimming under the falls – I envied them. Look closely and you may see them.

We walked carefully on the trail around huge boulders strewn about and worn smooth,

and rested near quiet pools before heading back.

The Green River Gorge is a hidden gem known mostly to locals, near the small town of Black Diamond. The area is full of history – just across the street you can take the trail to Franklin Ghost Town which we did earlier this year.

~ Susanne

14 Comments on “A Hike to the Waterfall in the Green River Gorge!

  1. That’s a beautiful waterfall! I’m glad you decided to visit and took us along with you with your lovely photos! Thanks for sharing and I hope all is well. Just finished reading about the wildfires in Oregon and Washington states, I hope you and your family are safe and sound ☺️ Aiva

    • Thanks so much for your comment. I’m so glad you enjoyed the trip through the Gorge! 😊 My family and I are safe. My sister near Portland was close to having to evacuate her home but has been spared. In the Seattle area we are receiving the smoke from all the nearby fires but are hoping to get rain soon to clear the air.

    • What a coincidence. We also spent a night on the McKenzie River on our honeymoon almost 38 years ago. πŸ™‚ So sad about the devastation happening in Oregon. Praying for rain!

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