Photographer: G. Price
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Gunaldo Falls is west of McMinnville.
Falls GPS N45º 6.03', W123º 46.05', Elevation above sea level 580 ft.
Hwy 22 wide spot GPS N45º 6', W123º 46.08', Elevation above sea level 580 ft.
Halfway to the coast on either HWY 18 (McMinnville) or HWY 22 (Salem),
the two highways briefly combine.
Yamhill County has no trail to this cataract. It requires a careful scramble down the slope to get to it.
- At Valley Junction (18/22) where a sign for Hebo/Tillamook is shown, turn north onto HWY 22
- Near milepost 12 (about 13 miles distance) look for a wide spot on the right side
(for reference, forest road 1280, on the left, connects to Hwy 22 just before the wide spot on 22)
- While parked at the wide spot go towards the foliage and let your ears guide your eyes
to the falling water. Sourgrass Creek flows westerly below. The unnamed creek that produces
Gunaldo Falls feeds Sourgrass Creek.
Road 2234 apparently swings near the unnamed creek. However, attempting a viewing from that road
would be fruitless. The terrain sweeps upward and to the east of the falls in a steep manner - no footing.
When the ground is a little drier on the slopes I will attempt a better camera angle.
Flow is seasonal, but apparently is year-round.
Cosper Crk Falls is on HWY 22 near Valley Junction