Title: A beautiful 2.3 mile loop around Upper and lower Latourell Falls.
Latourell Falls is located in Guy Talbot State Park. This in on the old Columbia River Gorge Highway between Vista House and Bridal Veil Falls. You cross a bridge and pull off into the parking area right after you cross the bridge. There was restroom facility and a few picnic tables here and that was about it. Except for two trails. One trail leads down lead to the bottom of the lower Latourell falls and the plunge pool with fantastic view of this about a 249-foot waterfall. The other trail goes all the way up to a bridge at the splash pool of the 100-foot Upper Latourell Falls. The trails runs alongside Latourell Creek. This upper falls area is all part of the George W Joseph Natural Area. It starts when you get to the top of the Lower Latourell Falls area.
Once you get to the top area of Lower Latourell Falls you are in the George W. Joseph State Natural Area. The trails runs along Latourell Creek. It crosses a bridge at the splash pool of Upper Latourell Falls at around the 0.8 miles point.
Continuing on this loop trail will ring you back down along the west side of the creak and down to the Scenic Highway to the west end of the bridge. You can either cross the bridge and return to the parking lot. Or cross the road and walk down the stone steps and follow the path to the lower part of Talbot Park, where you will find a large grassy picnic area. It has a picnic shelter, various picnic tables scattered all about the area. There are a few houses across the road just north of the park. These houses are all part of the tiny town of Latourell.
From this secluded park below the scenic highway you can follow a footpath that will lead you under the highway bridge and straight to the bottom of Latourell falls and then back up to the parking lot where you started.
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