Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild

Wet sandy beach with soft rolling waves and three very large rocks in the protruding through the water
Header image decorative bottom image

Punch Bowl Falls ~ Waterfall Wednesday

Punch Bowl Falls in one of Oregon’s Seven Wonders, the Columbia River Gorge

Punch Bowl Falls is one of the most photographed falls in the Columbia River Gorge, maybe even the Pacific Northwest. The fall is located along the Eagle Creek trail in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area. But you’ll need to get your hiking boots on and trek in about a mile and a half along the Eagle Creek Trail.

Constructed in 1915 with pick axes and shovels, the cliffs have been blasted out so that the trail could bypass several deep canyons. The entire Eagle Creek trail is 14 miles long with a minimum of 6 waterfalls along the way.

Eagle Creek Fire – 2017

The Eagle Creek Fire was started on Sept. 2, 2017 by a firecracker on the Eagle Creek Trail. The fire burned more than 48,000 acres in the Columbia River Gorge, torching forests around popular hiking areas on the Oregon side of the river.

Even in the places that are burned the burn scar is not overwhelming for much of the hike. There is lots of low-intensity fire, often known as “good fire,” where trees might have black scorch marks but the canopy is intact and the forest floor is covered up with ferns, moss or the golden color of big leaf maple.

Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls map leads you on an Oregon road trip to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.


You can Chase Waterfalls with us by subscribing to this blog, follow us on Pinterest, and on our Facebook Page. According to Wiki there are at least 238 waterfalls in Oregon!  I’m guessing even more than that. Wouldn’t it be grand to witness the beauty of every one of them? With 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge alone, we’ve set out to find them all plus those in the nearby Mt Hood National Forest, Washington and beyond. And when we do we’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

The heart of the Columbia River Gorge is located just a 30-minute drive from Portland or Hood River and bed and breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Call for Assistance
Call Business Icon


Inns button Icon


Regional Map Icon


close X
Find My RoomBook Now