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Swaawa Falls
   Hood River County, Oregon, United States

This waterfall has been confirmed by the World Waterfall Database, has been mapped and its height has been approximated but exact measurements have not yet been confirmed.
Swaawa Falls is the fourth of five major waterfalls along Tanner Creek in the Columbia River Gorge. The falls occur at the upper end of the deep, narrow gorge that produces Wahclella Falls at its mouth. The falls are located about 500 feet upstream of Wahclella Falls and could potentially be considered an upper tier to Wahclella, but until further scouting can be done, it will remain listed as a separate entity.


  • Swaawa Falls is the Proposed name of this waterfall

Swaawa is a chinook word for Cougar (though its unclear whether the word was used in the dialects of tribes in this area). The falls were first documented and named by Zach Forsyth in 2007.

Swaawa Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

Additional Nearby Waterfalls

Name of Waterfall Distance
Sundance Falls 0.05 mi / 0.08 km
East Fork Falls 0.14 mi / 0.22 km
Wahclella Falls 0.14 mi / 0.23 km
Unnamed Waterfall 0.17 mi / 0.27 km
Caesura Falls 0.17 mi / 0.27 km
Unnamed Waterfall 0.24 mi / 0.39 km
Volition Falls 0.53 mi / 0.85 km
Upper Wahe Falls 0.67 mi / 1.08 km
Munra Falls 0.75 mi / 1.2 km
Upper Munra Falls 0.76 mi / 1.22 km


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