The famed Columbia Gorge located along the Columbia River east of Portland is sometimes referred to as the Waterfall Corridor. It is an aptly named, as there are nine waterfalls that are easily accessible from the Columbia River Historic Highway that parallels the Columbia River. Most of them are mere steps away from the parking lot and there are many trails that are available to explore. Unfortunately, there was a major fire there last September that originated in Eagle Creek, started by a few careless and thoughtless teenagers throwing firecrackers. The fire spread to many parts of the gorge. It looks like many of the waterfalls are open, but some of the trails are still closed. Horsetail Falls, pictured here, plummets 176 feet from above and is one of the most accessible on the highway.