Eagle Creek Trail Punchbowl Falls Overlook

At the two mile mark, the trail rounds a wooded ridge, and an overlook of Punchbowl Falls. From above, the 40-foot falls are somewhat dimunitive, until you begin to appreciate the size of the bowl, itself. Millennia of water action has carved out a perfect basin. The view from the overlook also provides a good perspective on the massive old-growth conifers that line the canyon floor above the falls, and the scale of the canyon, itself.

You will likely see hikers at the brink of the falls (as in this picture, left and above the falls), but don't try this. While the side trail to the base of the falls is an easy trip (next page), the use-path to the lip of the falls is a dangerous route!

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