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Coopey Falls
   Multnomah County, Oregon

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Of all the major waterfalls along the Historic highway, this is the only one that you won't find unless you look. The falls are located behind a convent owned by the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, which is private property. However, the book "A waterfall lover's guide to the Pacific Northwest" states that the sisters openly invite visitors to visit the falls via a path leading from the parking lot in front of the convent. Please be sure to ask permission to view the falls before you head up to them.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Coopey Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.

The falls and creek are named for Charles Coopey, who owned land adjacent to the falls at one point.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

The entrance of the convent is located about 1 mile east of Bridal Veil Falls. Find the path from the parking area and walk 100 feet to the base of the falls. There is a second way to view the falls if you don't want to be intrusive. About 1/2 mile before the convent is the Angel's Rest trailhead. Hike up the trail for about 6-10 mile to a side trail looking down on the falls from above. If you continue along the main trail for a short distance further, you'll come to Upper Coopey Falls, just upstream from the bridge crossing Coopey Creek.

Latitude

45.56242 N

Longitude

-122.16482 W

Elevation

360 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Bridal Veil 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Upper Coopey Falls

0.144 miles

Foxglove Falls

1.235 miles

Bridal Veil Falls

1.487 miles

Middle Bridal Veil Falls

1.65 miles

Upper Bridal Veil Falls

1.859 miles

Dalton Falls

2.494 miles

Cape Horn Falls

2.714 miles

Mist Falls

2.798 miles

Shepperds Dell Falls

3.089 miles

Wahkeena Falls

3.18 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

28.54

IWC

0.57  (Class 1)

RATING

44.8 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

150 feet

Tallest Drop

150 feet

Num. Drops

1

AVG. Width

10 feet

Pitch

77 degrees

Run

30 feet

Primary Form

Horsetail

 

Watershed

Columbia River (Snake River to Portland)

Stream

Coopey Creek

AVG. Volume

20.0 cfs

Source

Springs

Seasonality

Best Flows

Winter - Spring

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Mar 22, 2013

Edited basic information about this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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