Elowah Falls is located in the Columbia Gorge off of Hwy 84. It's a short and comfortable hike to see the beautiful falls. Park at John B. Yeon trailhead, and follow the Elowah falls hike. You'll travel through the forest and up some hills, then finally drop back down and find yourself at the base of stunning amphitheater-like cliffs with a very tall falls cascading down the middle. The wide open punchbowl area is striking; with green-yellow lichen contrasting with the dark stone, and rushing water following it's path. There are so many areas to wander around, take pictures, or even have a snack or picnic. You can continue on the Elowah falls path past the waterfall as well. To me, this spot is a hidden gem because it's not one of the busy tourist attractions of the area, yet it's magnificent to see in person.
Tamanawas Falls hike lies on the east side of Mt. Hood; a short drive from the town of Hood River. It's a relatively easy hike, making it very popular and quite frequented. The starting point is at the Sherwood trailhead. The first part of the hike winds up the hill along Highway 35. It then proceeds to turn into the forest and become truly beautiful. It follows cold springs creek through thick forest and an open area of massive rock fall, all the way to Tamanawas falls. The falls itself is spectacular; about 100 feet high and set in a natural, wooded amphitheater. If you're feeling up to it, you can hike up to the falls and get a view from behind it. This hike is a great pick if you're looking for an easier one with great views and don't mind other hikers around.