The Washougal River is rather well endowed with waterfalls. Those like Dougan and Naked Falls are quite impressive. Yet, there are also a pair of really small falls on the same river, that being Salmon Falls and Reeder Falls. It's odd to me that there are two so-called waterfalls of such minor stature on the same river, or rather it's odd that the two smallest so-called waterfalls be named, while one of the three largest falls on the river does not appear to have an official name. In any case, Reeder Falls is another drive-by, pay little attention type waterfall. It's quite a bit more interesting than Salmon Falls, but it's still only going to be interesting to waterfall collectors.
- Reeder Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
The falls are located along the Washougal River, about 20 miles NE of Washougal. There are two ways to reach the falls. For those of you coming from the east along SR 14, watch for Salmon Falls Road, which branches off of SR 14 about 10 miles west of the Bridge of the Gods or 3 miles east of the Cape Horn viewpoint. Drive 3 miles along Salmon Falls road to the bridge across the Washougal River, where Salmon Falls can be seen just upstream. Turn right at the intersection immediately beyond and continue for another 5 miles to the second bridge over the Washougal River where Dougan Falls can be seen to the right. Coming from the west, the easiest way to reach the falls is as follows. In Washougal, approximately 9 miles east of Interstate 205, turn north onto SR 140. After about 10 miles, 140 becomes the Washougal River road. Continue for approximately 7 miles (passing Salmon Falls Road after about 2 miles) to the Dougan Falls bridge. From Dougan Falls, turn right on the gravel extension of the Washougal River Road (a sign points towards Stevenson), and follow for another 1.9 miles to the next bridge over the river. Reeder Falls will be immediately upstream (the brink of Naked Falls is visible just downstream too).