There is a plethora of waterfalls along the Columbia Gorge but the hike to the Punchbowl Falls is the most memorable. It’s about a 3 mile hike there and back, traversing a cliff at one point, then descending down toward the falls. In order to get the best view of the waterfall, we swam through ice cold water to perch ourselves on a closer rock. Being my first time swimming to a waterfall, it was quite an adventure! We went fairly early to escape the crowds. Best time to go!