A popular waterfall that is well known in Oregon, the punch bowl appearance inspired the name and is a favorite spot for swimmers, hikers, and kayakers.
Punch Bowl Falls is located in Cascade Locks Oregon. It is located in the Columbia River Gorge and part of Eagle Creek. The punch bowl-shaped pools inspired the name. Many hiking trails include this waterfall, too. The falls are accessible by the hiking trails known as Tunnel Falls, Eagle Creek, Wahtum Lake Hike, and they are also accessible at the Eagle Creek Trail Passes viewpoints. When at the viewpoints, it’s important to stay behind any cable wire fence for safety, as the ground has been unsafe and dangerous. Those who are tempted to step over the fence have been greatly injured or killed, including pets. The Punch Bowl Falls Trail hike itself is considered to be moderate to difficult at times. It includes a steep elevation drop and a steep elevation climb on the way back. It is difficult for young children. Although steep at times, it’s a beautiful hike following 75 feet downstream. Punch Bowl Waterfall It is a very popular destination in Oregon and is well known. The trails and waterfall have peak seasons that are during summer, the weekends, and holidays. In off-peak seasons months and off-hours, this beautiful waterfall is very stunning and often isolated from the outside world. Many people come for the stunning view, hiking, swimming, and enjoying the water while being surrounded by deep, beautiful forests. When there is high water runoff, Punch Bowl Falls is a famous destination for avid kayakers, and the kayakers come and line up to dive into the breathtaking water.