Cliff Diving in Punchbowl Falls, Hood River, Oregon USA

Cliff elevation:
80 ft/24.3 m
Punchbowl Falls is located in Hood River County, on Eagle Creek, a magnificent place, which took its name from its resemblance to a bowl one pours punch into.

Painting a picture, water falls into a pool looking like a bowl through a narrow channel surrounded by cliffs.Very photographed due to its unique beauty and famous for another reason, cliff diving.

On its left side, there is a smooth area allowing you to stand and take a dive from there. The surrounding cliffs are more or less more than 80 ft/24.3 m and you should try it only if you are very confident and experienced cliff diver. On a good day, you can come along a lot of people around hiking, taking a swim or enjoying nature. If you are alone, it is not recommended trying the jump, but if you do, you should always check the bottom for possible obstacles before attempting the jump.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Portland International Airport
52.5 miles (84.50 km), 1 hour 10 minutes
Head southwest on NE Airport Way and stay on it to enter Interstate 205 S towards Interstate 84/Portland/Salem. Enter I-205 S and take exit 22 to enter Interstate 84 E/U.S. 30 E towards The Dalles. Enter I-84 E/U.S. 30 E, then proceed to exit 16 to Wood Village and turn right on NE 238th Dr. Continue towards NE 242nd Dr to turn left on E Powell Blvd. Turn right on US-26 E/Mt Hood Hwy and again right. Your destination is on your right.
BY CAR FROM Hood River
43.4 miles (69.85 km), 52 minutes
Via OR-35 S, enter US-26 W/Mt Hood Hwy towards Portland and turn left. Your destination is on your left.
89.6 miles (144.20 km), 1 hour 52 minutes
Enter I-5 N towards Portland and take exit 288 to enter I-205 N towards I-84/The Dalles/Seattle. Take exit 12 to OR-212 E/OR-224 E towards Estacada/Mt Hood. Turn right on OR-212 E/Carver Rd and then again right on US-26 E/Mt Hood Hwy. Enter US-26 E/Mt Hood Hwy and turn right. Your destination is on your right.
Portland International Airport,
52.5 miles (84.50 km)


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