Name of Waterfall

Sevenmile Falls


Sevenmile Falls is accessed from the Eagle Creek Trail near the Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River Gorge. Depart Interstate 84 at Eagle Creek (signed, but only accessible to eastbound traffic - westbounders need to turn around at the Bonneville Dam exit), turn left and proceed to the trailhead. Sevenmile Falls is passed just over 6-1/2 miles from the trailhead, less than 1/4 mile past the top of Twister Falls.Sevenmile Falls is the uppermost of the seven major waterfalls along Oregon's tumultuous Eagle Creek. Coincidentally it happens to occur near the seven mile mark of the Eagle Creek trail as well as being the seventh waterfall along Eagle Creek. The falls plunge 52 feet over the standard basalt seen everywhere in the Columbia Gorge, ending in a pool as the trail traverses a precarious ledge adjacent to the bowl it occupies. Since most hikers on the Eagle Creek Trail turn around after either Tunnel or Twister Falls, few actually see this waterfall despite being just a quarter mile further up. Brush along the edge of the trail and encroaching around the top of the falls unfortunately obstruct just enough of the falls that there are no 100% clear views from the trail.Despite being plainly visible from the Eagle Creek Trail this waterfall doesn't appear to have ever been given a name, but its proximity to the nearby Sevenmile camp seems a good enough alternative.

Other Names

['Upper Eagle Creek Falls']



IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Tallest Drop


Number of Drops


Average Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

100 cfs (8 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

35 cfs (4 months)


80 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream

Columbia River (Snake River to Portland) Eagle Creek