The Willamette Falls is a natural waterfall on the Willamette River between Oregon City and West Linn, Oregon, in the United States. It is the largest waterfall in the Pacific Northwest (2nd largest in the United States behind Niagara Falls) and the eighteenth largest in the world by water volume. Horseshoe in shape, it is 1,500 feet (460 m) wide and 40 feet (12 m) high. Located 26 miles (42 km) upriver from the Willamette's mouth as it joins the Columbia River. A canal by-passes the falls for navigation through the series of locks into the main Willamette Valley. Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the four lock canal is the oldest continuously operating, multiple lift navigation canal in the United States.
Open Hours: 24/7
The public can view the falls from a signed viewpoint along Highway 99E, from the Oregon City Bridge, from a viewpoint on northbound I-205, and most dramatically from a boat in the river. Portland Spirit offers regular tours up the river to view the falls.
Category: Yodio Tours
Located in Highway 99 East @ Interstate 205