Rainier Falls

Photographer: G. Price

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Photograph specifics: shutter 15S, ISO100, lens 76mm, aperture 32, tripod, polarizer

Rainier Falls is a roadside waterfall just south of Rainier.
GPS N46 5.106', W122 55.227', Elevation above sea level 100 ft.
Directions:

  1. On I-5 in Portland follow all signs leading to I-405
  2. Once on I-405 follow all signs for I-405N
  3. Take left lane Exit #3 - HWY 30/St. Helens
  4. After exit follow all signs for HWY 30 West
  5. You will pass through Scappoose & St. Helens
  6. Near milepost 46 find a wide spot on the east side of the road
    Note: this appears to be a back access to somebodies property, so don't block the road
  7. While looking both ways, carefully walk across HWY 30 and farther up to the guardrail on the left
  8. While walking along the backside of the guardrail (traffic on other side of guardrail)
    waterfall will be visible through a veil of greenery
City of Rainier is a half mile further north.
Waterfall on unnamed creek is named for nearest geographical feature.

I've seen a much greater flow when I passed by this hidden gem in my car.
So, when the flow reaches maximum awesomeness again I will revisit this one.

Possibility that nearby Jack Falls Crk and Little Jack Falls Crk would have roadside falls - will investigate.

URL: http://oregonwaterfalls.net/rainier.htm