Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area

  Construction Advisory 10/24/16
The Historic Columbia River Highway (HWY 30) will be closed 10/24/16-11/4/16 due to bridge and road maintenance east of the Vista House and West Of Shepperd's Dell. Visitors will need to travel on I-84 to exit 28 (Bridal Veil) to access the Historic Columbia River Highway east of the Vista House
Symbols represent major park features and activities.  Blue icons mean some or all are ADA accessible.

Major Park Features:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Viewpoint

In 1915, a local dairy farmer named George Shepperd gave all that he had (this tract of land) to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. Today, thousands of visitors along the Historic Columbia River Highway visit this beautiful spot, with its roaring waterfall cascading down steep cliffs into Youngs Creek and out to the Columbia River far below. The upper fall is around 42' tall. The lower tier is around 50' tall.

One of the most beautiful and historic highway bridges crosses the canyon here, but you can't see or appreciate it unless you leave your car and take the short trail to the falls.


Please secure your valuable when enjoying parks.  Thank you!