The major waterfall of Gorton Creek is one for those looking for a bit of an adventure. A rough trail leads about 2/3 of the way to the falls, but the final climb to the base requires either scrambling directly up the mossy, boulder strewn streambed, or scrambling up a precarious herd path along the side of the canyon. In the summer when the creek is running low, traveling directly up the stream is a much easier task, but no less of a workout. The falls drop 148 feet in steps of 49 and 99 feet respectively, with the upper tier being largely hidden by the shape of its gorge from all but a head on perspective.
- Gorton Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
The falls are accessed from the Day Use area at the Wyeth Campground, about 6 miles east of Cascade Locks on the south side of Interstate 84. From the parking area, an old road leads about Â½ mile to a small bedrock dam which creates a very pretty 10 foot waterfall which serves as the water source for the Wyeth Campground. The creek gets cliffed in at this point and the scramble up the scenic canyon becomes more difficult. After scrambling directly up the stream for about 100 feet, the path resumes on the left and climbs steeply up to the base of the falls.