Just as iconic and beautiful as the pictures you see in magazines, it was quite the sight to behold. The Falls themselves are crowded with tourists so it's hard - right up there at the iconic bridge - to get a good photo. I wasn't deterred though, and I got some great pictures. After this, we started off on the long trails that winds its way up to the top - what, you thought I wouldn't come here and not hike?
The trail is paved and is a good 6 miles of switchbacks to reach the top.
The closer you get to the top, the better you can see the mouth of the Falls.
In this shot, you can see the parking lot below and the Columbia River behind it.
Portland is so lovely in October. It reminds me quite a bit of Ireland in a lot of ways, as you can still see greenery well past when you can…