White River Falls State Park is a beautiful day-use recreational area offering hiking trails with views of the White River Falls and desert flowers blooming in the spring. An easy to moderate 1-mile round trip hike with a short steep staircase-like trail which takes you to the viewing area. At the bottom you will see the abandoned 1901 power plant building. Farther downstream there are flat ledges and beaches for relaxing in the beauty of this secret hideaway.

Getting there: Travel I-84 east to The Dalles, Exit #87. Turn right, then left onto Hwy 197 toward Dufur and Bend. Follow Hwy 197 for 28 miles to MP33 at flashing light and follow Route 216. Go 4 miles to the park entrance.

Note: No pass required

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